Riessen Family History

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Riessen Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name from Riessen in Brandenburg. Dutch: habitational name for someone from Rijssen in Oberijssel. probably a variant spelling of Riesen in southern Germany or the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Rieser, Driessen, Rossen, Jessen, Wiesen, Niesen, Tieszen, Hessen

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Riessen Family Origin

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Riessen Family Occupations

What did your Riessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Riessen. 53% of Riessen men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    53%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Attendant
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Riessen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Riessen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riessen 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 233 immigration records available for the last name Riessen. 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 318 military records available for the last name Riessen. For the veterans among your Riessen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riessen Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Riessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Riessen in 1963 was 84, and 82 in 2003.

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