Ricken Family History

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Ricken Name Meaning

German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names composed with ric ‘power(ful)’. Dutch: perhaps a respelling of Reichen, a patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with ric ‘powerful’.

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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Ricken Family Origin

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Ricken Family 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 US 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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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%

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

Ricken Historical Records

What Ricken family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Ricken Life Expectancy

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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