Riebe Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name from Slavic ryba ‘fish’. North German: from a short form of a personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + bod ‘messenger’. metonymic occupational name for a turnip grower, from Middle High German rüebe ‘turnip’, ‘beet’.

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


Similar surnames: Rieber, Riebel, Riewe, Riepe, Priebe, Riede, Siebe, Riehm, Wiebe

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Riebe Family Origin

Where is the Riebe family from?

SHOW MORE

Riebe Family Occupations

What did your Riebe ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    34%
  • Barber

    9%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Barber and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riebe. The most common Riebe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Riebe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riebe family was Laborer.

Source: Census data for Riebe | Data not to scale

Riebe Historical Records

What Riebe family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Riebe ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Riebe

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Riebe Life Expectancy

What is the average Riebe lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riebe 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Riebe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Riebe in 1961 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riebe

Famous Riebe Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Look up another name