Riger Family History

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Riger Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the city of Riga, the capital of Latvia.

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

Similar surnames: Tiger, Rimer, Kriger, Rager, Ringer, Riser, Origer, Rider, Ritzer

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Riger Family Origin

Where is the Riger family from?

Riger Family Occupations

What did your Riger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riger. A less common occupation for the Riger family was Provision Dealer. The most common Riger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Riger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Provision Dealer


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

Riger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Riger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riger 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 723 immigration records available for the last name Riger. 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 519 military records available for the last name Riger. For the veterans among your Riger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riger Life Expectancy

What is the average Riger lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Riger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Riger in 1965 was 74, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riger 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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