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Rieker Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Rikher, composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + heri ‘army’ or her ‘master’, ‘lord’. Eastern German: variant of Rieke 2.

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


Similar surnames: Rieber, Bieker, Reder, Reker, Sieker, Wicker, Dieker, Rinker, Rieder

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Where is the Rieker family from?

You can see how Rieker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rieker family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Rieker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 28 Rieker families living in Ohio. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rieker's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rieker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rieker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rieker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rieker. 25% of Rieker men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rieker women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rieker were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rieker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieker 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Rieker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rieker. For the veterans among your Rieker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rieker lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rieker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rieker in 1952 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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