Ricklefs Family History

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Ricklefs Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Frisian personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + lef, leib ‘body’, ‘life’.

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

Similar surnames: Ricken, Rickles, Rickers, Rickel, Richley, Reckers, Dickens, Richens

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Ricklefs Family Origin

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Ricklefs Family Occupations

What did your Ricklefs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ricklefs. A less common occupation for the Ricklefs family was Keeping House. The most common Ricklefs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ricklefs's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Goods Merchant

  • Keeping House


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Ricklefs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ricklefs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricklefs 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 777 immigration records available for the last name Ricklefs. 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 327 military records available for the last name Ricklefs. For the veterans among your Ricklefs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ricklefs Life Expectancy

What is the average Ricklefs lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ricklefs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ricklefs in 1959 was 55, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ricklefs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ricklefs 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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