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

Where is the Ricken family from?

Ricken Family Occupations

What did your Ricken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ricken family was Miner. The most common Ricken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Ricken's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeps Restaurant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ricken.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeps Restaurant

  • Laborer

  • Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ricken ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ricken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ricken ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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