Riebe Family History

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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

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Riebe Family Origin

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Riebe Family Occupations

What did your Riebe ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Barber

    9%
  • Cabinet Maker

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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.

Riebe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riebe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riebe 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Riebe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Riebe. For the veterans among your Riebe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riebe Life Expectancy

What is the average Riebe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riebe

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.

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