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Rinne Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from rinne ‘slope’ widely adopted in the name-changing campaigns of the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Finns with Swedish surnames in southern southwestern and central Finland and southern Ostrobothnia (compare Laine ). In some cases however this is also a habitational name from farms so named. German: topographic name from Middle High German rinne ‘stream spring’; ‘channel pipe’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Linde, Rinner, Finne, Linne, Ronne, Kinne, Rinde, Ringe, Finner

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Where is the Rinne family from?

You can see how Rinne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rinne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rinne families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rinne family living in Vermont. This was 100% of all the recorded Rinne's in USA. Vermont had the highest population of Rinne families in 1840.
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What did your Rinne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rinne. 30% of Rinne men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Rinne women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rinne were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rinne. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rinne. For the veterans among your Rinne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rinne lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rinne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rinne in 1961 was 58, and 68 in 2004.

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