Rifkin Family History

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Rifkin Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rifke (from the Hebrew name Rivka; see Rebecca), with the addition of the Slavic metronymic suffix -in.

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

Similar surnames: Riskin, Raskin, Itkin, Rivlin, Mirkin, Sirkin, Witkin, Simkin, Lipkin

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Rifkin Family Origin

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Rifkin Family Occupations

What did your Rifkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rifkin occupation in the UK was Glazier. 100% of Rifkin's were Glaziers.

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  • Glazier


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rifkin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rifkin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rifkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rifkin 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rifkin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rifkin. For the veterans among your Rifkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rifkin Life Expectancy

What is the average Rifkin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rifkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rifkin in 1950 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rifkin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rifkin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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