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Riester Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German riester ‘plow handle’, ‘leather patch’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of plow handles or, in north and central German, a metonymic occupational name for a cobbler.

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


Similar surnames: Riesterer, Rister, Richter, Reuter, Risner, Priester, Rester

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Riester Family Origin

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Riester Family Occupations

What did your Riester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riester. A less common occupation for the Riester family was Cigar Maker. The most common Riester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Riester's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    16%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%

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Riester Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Riester ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Riester Life Expectancy

What is the average Riester lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, Riester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Riester in 1955 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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