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Riewe Family History

Riewe Name Meaning

nickname from Middle Low German rive ‘profligate’, ‘generous’. from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with ric ‘power(ful)’ + frid ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Riebe, Riede, Riepe, Priewe, Rieck, Riege, Roewe, Reese, Rieger

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Where is the Riewe family from?

You can see how Riewe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riewe family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Riewe families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Riewe families living in Missouri. This was about 83% of all the recorded Riewe's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Riewe families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riewe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riewe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riewe. 32% of Riewe men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    32%
  • Farming
    28%
  • Farm Labor
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Riewe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 690 census records available for the last name Riewe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riewe 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 284 immigration records available for the last name Riewe. 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 491 military records available for the last name Riewe. For the veterans among your Riewe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riewe lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Riewe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riewe in 1961 was 37, and 95 in 2004.

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