Rightmyer Family History

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Rightmyer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Reitmeyer (see Reitmeier).

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


Similar surnames: Rightmire, Righter, Sightler, Eighmey, Risher, Whitmyer, Lighty

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Rightmyer Family Origin

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Rightmyer Family Occupations

What did your Rightmyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rightmyer. The most common Rightmyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Rightmyer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rightmyer family was Fisherman.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Fisherman

    6%

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

Rightmyer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rightmyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rightmyer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rightmyer. 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 Rightmyer. For the veterans among your Rightmyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rightmyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Rightmyer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rightmyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rightmyer in 1961 was 44, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rightmyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rightmyer 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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