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Rieder Family History

Rieder Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German riet ‘damp, mossy ground’, ‘wet land’ + -er suffix denoting an inhabitant, or habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Nieder, Riedel, Reder, Eder, Riemer, Wieder, Grieser, Rieber, Rider

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Where is the Rieder family from?

You can see how Rieder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rieder family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rieder families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rieder families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Rieder's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Rieder families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rieder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rieder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rieder. 16% of Rieder men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Rieder women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rieder were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rieder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieder 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rieder. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rieder. For the veterans among your Rieder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rieder lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rieder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rieder in 1950 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

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