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Rieland Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a locality named Rieland presumably for someone from the Rhineland from Middle High German Middle Low German Rīn ‘Rhine’ + land ‘land’.

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


Similar surnames: Nieland, Wieland, Ritland, Friedland, Rowland, Eiland, Ragland

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Where is the Rieland family from?

You can see how Rieland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rieland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rieland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Rieland families living in Minnesota. This was about 71% of all the recorded Rieland's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Rieland families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rieland surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rieland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rieland. 45% of Rieland men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rieland women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rieland were Carpenter and 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

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%
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What Rieland family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rieland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieland 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 111 immigration records available for the last name Rieland. 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 143 military records available for the last name Rieland. For the veterans among your Rieland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rieland lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Rieland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rieland in 1965 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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