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Risch Family History

Risch Name Meaning

German:: nickname from Middle High German risch ‘fast nimble cheeky’. topographic name from a regional word meaning ‘slope incline’. topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew from Middle Low German rische ‘reed’.

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

Similar surnames: Reisch, Raisch, Rusch, Wisch, Fisch, Frisch, Rish, Eisch, Rasch

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Where is the Risch family from?

You can see how Risch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Risch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 46 Risch families living in Ohio. This was about 17% of all the recorded Risch's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Risch families in 1880.
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What did your Risch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Risch. 24% of Risch men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Risch women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risch were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Risch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Risch. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Risch. For the veterans among your Risch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risch lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Risch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Risch in 1943 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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