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Rieger Family History

Rieger Name Meaning

German:: from a shortened form of the personal name Rüdiger (see Rudiger ). nickname from Middle High German rüegære rüeger ‘complainer’ (earlier ‘prosecutor’) standard German Rüger.

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


Similar surnames: Rieber, Rueger, Roeger, Bieger, Krieger, Ringer, Fieger, Zieger

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Where is the Rieger family from?

You can see how Rieger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rieger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rieger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rieger family living in Kentucky. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rieger's in USA. Kentucky and 2 other states had the highest population of Rieger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rieger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rieger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rieger. 17% of Rieger men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Rieger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rieger were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Rieger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieger 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rieger. 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 Rieger. For the veterans among your Rieger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rieger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rieger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rieger in 1945 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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