Riske Family History

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Riske Name Meaning

German: variant of Rieske, of uncertain, probably Slavic origin.

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


Similar surnames: Ciske, Piske, Raske, Briske, Reske, Trisko, Rieke, Rinke, Ricke

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Riske Family Origin

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Riske Family Occupations

What did your Riske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Riske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Riske's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riske. A less common occupation for the Riske family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Riske Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Riske Life Expectancy

What is the average Riske lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Riske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Riske in 1948 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riske 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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