Riker Family History

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Riker Name Meaning

German: variant of Rieck 2.

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

Similar surnames: Reker, Ricker, Eiker, Rieker, Reiser, Riser, Rinker, Rizer, Rimer

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Riker Family Origin

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Riker Family Occupations

What did your Riker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riker. A less common occupation for the Riker family was Keeping House. The most common Riker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Riker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Riker Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Riker Life Expectancy

What is the average Riker lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Riker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Riker in 1947 was 63, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riker 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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