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Risher Name Meaning

English: variant of Rusher. Americanized spelling of German Rischer, a nickname for a hasty or impetuous person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rischen ‘to rush’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rüscher, a topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside, from southern dialect risch ‘slope’, ‘mountainside’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Americanized spelling of North German Rischer, a topographic name from Middle Low German risch ‘reed’, a topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew. Anglicized form of Eastern German Rischar, a nickname from Sorbian rýsar ‘knight’.

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


Similar surnames: Risler, Riser, Richer, Risner, Fisher, Rusher, Reiser, Rishel, Disher

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Risher Family Origin

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Risher Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Risher family was Laborer. The most common Risher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Risher's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Coal Operator were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risher.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Coal Operator

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Risher Historical Records

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Risher Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Risher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risher in 1952 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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