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Riepe Family History

Riepe Name Meaning

from a short form of the Germanic personal name Ribbert, Rippert (a compound of ric ‘power(ful)’ + berht ‘bright’). habitational name from any of several places so named in northern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Riewe, Riege, Riebe, Riede, Ripke, Rieber, Rieck, Hippe, Riera, Rieth

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Where is the Riepe family from?

You can see how Riepe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riepe family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Riepe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Riepe families living in Iowa. This was about 38% of all the recorded Riepe's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Riepe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riepe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riepe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riepe. 38% of Riepe men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Riepe women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riepe were Farm Operator and Teacher.

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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
    38%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • School Teacher
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riepe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riepe 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 489 immigration records available for the last name Riepe. 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 949 military records available for the last name Riepe. For the veterans among your Riepe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riepe lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Riepe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Riepe in 1955 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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