Ried Family History

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Ried Name Meaning

topographic name from Middle High German riet ‘damp, mossy area’, ‘wet land’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on rid ‘ride’.

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

Similar surnames: Ries, Riede, Wied, Roed, Rief, Rind, Fried, Lier, Reek, Riewe

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Ried Family Origin

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Ried Family Occupations

What did your Ried ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ried occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Ried's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ried. A less common occupation for the Ried family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Ried Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Ried. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ried 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ried. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Ried. For the veterans among your Ried ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ried Life Expectancy

What is the average Ried lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ried life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ried in 1959 was 43, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ried

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ried 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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