Riess Name Meaning

German: regional name from an area of Bavaria so named.

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


Similar surnames: Riss, Ress, Ries, Siess, Rietz, Riepe, Biss, Griess, Wiess, Riels

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Riess Family Origin

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Riess Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Hardware Dealer

    5%
  • Lawyer

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Hardware Dealer and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riess. The most common Riess occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Riess's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riess family was Shoemaker.

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Riess Historical Records

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Riess Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Riess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Riess in 1950 was 32, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riess

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