Rieckhoff Family History

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Rieckhoff Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a farm so named in Westphalia, from either a local topographic term rik ‘swamp water’, or a distinguishing name from Rieck 2 + hof(f) ‘farm(yard)’.

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

Similar surnames: Dieckhoff, Eickhoff, Eckhoff, Brockhoff, Kerkhoff, Niehoff, Neuhoff

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Rieckhoff Family Origin

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Rieckhoff Family Occupations

What did your Rieckhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rieckhoff family was Barber. The most common Rieckhoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Rieckhoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rieckhoff.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Barber


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

Rieckhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rieckhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieckhoff 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Rieckhoff. 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 328 military records available for the last name Rieckhoff. For the veterans among your Rieckhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rieckhoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Rieckhoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rieckhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rieckhoff in 1963 was 67, and 81 in 2004.

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