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Rike Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Agder, so named from Old Norse ríki ‘power’, ‘rule’, ‘kingdom’. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Reich.

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

Similar surnames: Eike, Rise, Pike, Ike, Riis, Rice, Rife, Rake, Fike, Eiken

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Where is the Rike family from?

You can see how Rike families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rike family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rike families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Rike families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rike's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rike families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rike surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rike ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rike. 21% of Rike men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Rike women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rike were Clerk and Housework. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rike. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rike 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 598 immigration records available for the last name Rike. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rike. For the veterans among your Rike ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rike lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Rike in 1954 was 47, and 71 in 2004.

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