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Ricken Family History

Ricken Name Meaning

German: patronymic from the personal name Rick Dutch: variant of Rijken a patronymic from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rīc ‘powerful’. Compare Ryken .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rickel, Recker, Picken, Ficker, Eicke, Dicken, Ripke, Richel, Bricker

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Where is the Ricken family from?

You can see how Ricken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ricken family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ricken families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ricken family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Ricken's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Ricken families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ricken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ricken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ricken. 43% of Ricken men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ricken women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ricken were Salesman and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Cook
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ricken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricken census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 681 immigration records available for the last name Ricken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 576 military records available for the last name Ricken. For the veterans among your Ricken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ricken lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Ricken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ricken in 1957 was 60, and 81 in 2003.

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