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Riehm Family History

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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Where is the Riehm family from?

You can see how Riehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riehm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Riehm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Riehm families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Riehm's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Riehm families in 1840.
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What did your Riehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Riehm. 58% of Riehm men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Riehm women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    58%
  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Riehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riehm 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Riehm. 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 732 military records available for the last name Riehm. For the veterans among your Riehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riehm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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