Riling Family History

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Riling Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Reiling. variant of Swiss German Rilich, a nickname for a rich and generous person, from Middle High German richelich.

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

Similar surnames: Rising, Railing, Kreiling, Rilling, Ring, Emling, Edling, Trilling

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Riling Family Origin

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Riling Family Occupations

What did your Riling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riling family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riling. The most common Riling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Riling's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Riling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Riling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riling 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 78 immigration records available for the last name Riling. 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 483 military records available for the last name Riling. For the veterans among your Riling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riling Life Expectancy

What is the average Riling lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Riling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Riling in 1958 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riling 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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