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Ried Family History

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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Where is the Ried family from?

You can see how Ried families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ried family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ried families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Ried families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Ried's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ried families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ried surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ried ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ried. 57% of Ried men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ried women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ried were Farmers Son and Farmer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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