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Rish Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Risch or of South German (Swiss) Rüsch, a topographic name from Middle High German rusch ‘reeds’, or from a pet form of Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Risch, Riss, Rush, Fish, Risi, Rash, Nish, Rich, Riser, Wish

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Rish Family Origin

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Rish Family Occupations

What did your Rish ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rish family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rish. The most common Rish occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Rish's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    11%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

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

Rish Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rish Life Expectancy

What is the average Rish lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rish in 1955 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rish

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rish 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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