Riehm Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rieme ‘band’, ‘strap’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a strap maker, a nickname for a wearer of such items, a topographic name from the same word in the sense ‘narrow strip of land’, or a habitational name from Riem near Munich.

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


Similar surnames: Rehm, Kiehl, Wiehl, Brehm, Boehm, Priem, Kiehn, Ried, Rim, Rehr

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Riehm Family Origin

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Riehm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • B. K. Fruits

    6%
  • Barber

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%

In 1880, the most common Riehm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Riehm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riehm family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, B. K. Fruits and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riehm.

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Riehm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Riehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Riehm in 1962 was 80, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riehm

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