Rising Family History

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Rising Name Meaning

Swiss and South German: variant of Risinger. perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Reising, or from an unexplained stem riese.

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

Similar surnames: Riling, Reising, Risinger, Brining, Rosing, Risi, Rosine, Eiring

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Rising Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rising name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rising. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Rising Family Origin

Where is the Rising family from?

Rising Family Occupations

What did your Rising ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rising occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Rising's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rising family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rising.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Rising Historical Records

What Rising family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Rising. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rising 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rising. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rising. For the veterans among your Rising ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rising Life Expectancy

What is the average Rising lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rising life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rising in 1952 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rising 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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