Rieke Family History

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Rieke Name Meaning

variant spelling of Riecke, itself a variant of Rieck. topographic name from Slavic reka ‘river’.

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

Similar surnames: Riek, Reker, Rieken, Ripke, Riege, Riske, Rike, Riecke, Rieker, Riebe

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Rieke Family Origin

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Rieke Family Occupations

What did your Rieke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rieke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rieke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rieke family was Baker. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rieke.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rieke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rieke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rieke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 806 immigration records available for the last name Rieke. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rieke. For the veterans among your Rieke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rieke Life Expectancy

What is the average Rieke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rieke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rieke in 1953 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rieke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rieke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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