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Rise Family History

Rise Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Old English hris ‘brushwood’, or a habitational name from Rise in East Yorkshire, named with this word. Norwegian: habitational name from any of over twenty farmsteads named Rise, from Old Norse hrís ‘brushwood’. The name also occurs in Sweden and Denmark.

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

Similar surnames: Rose, Kise, Riis, Riss, Rike, Rase, Lile, Wise, Vise, Risse

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Where is the Rise family from?

You can see how Rise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rise families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 21 Rise families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 58% of all the recorded Rise's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rise families in 1840.
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What did your Rise ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rise. 50% of Rise men worked as a Bricklayer and 68% of Rise women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rise were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Rise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rise 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 Rise. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rise. For the veterans among your Rise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rise lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rise in 1957 was 58, and 65 in 2004.

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