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Rieber Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Richberht, composed of ric ‘power(ful)’ + berht ‘famous’. occupational name for a turnip grower, from a derivative of Middle High German ruobe, rüebe ‘turnip’.

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


Similar surnames: Riebe, Reber, Riebel, Rieger, Wieber, Sieber, Fieber, Rieker, Riemer

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Where is the Rieber family from?

You can see how Rieber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rieber family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rieber families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rieber family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rieber's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Rieber families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rieber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rieber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rieber. 23% of Rieber men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Rieber women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rieber were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rieber. 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 Cards

There are 940 military records available for the last name Rieber. For the veterans among your Rieber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rieber lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rieber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rieber in 1955 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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