Riesterer Family History

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Riesterer Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a maker of plow handles or metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from an agent derivative of Middle High German riester ‘plow handle’, ‘leather patch’ (see Riester).

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

Similar surnames: Riester, Plasterer, Ketterer, Rinderer, Diestler, Risner, Roessler

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Riesterer Family Origin

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Riesterer Family Occupations

What did your Riesterer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Riesterer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Riesterer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riesterer family was Retail Shoe Dealer. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riesterer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker

  • Retail Shoe Dealer


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Riesterer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Riesterer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riesterer 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 479 immigration records available for the last name Riesterer. 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 414 military records available for the last name Riesterer. For the veterans among your Riesterer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riesterer Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Riesterer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Riesterer in 1957 was 57, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riesterer

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