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Risler Family History

Risler Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name, a variant of Ris 1. German: probably a spelling variant of Riessler, a habitational name from a place called Riesel near Höxter. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Reisler or German Rissler.

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


Similar surnames: Risher, Riser, Crisler, Risner, Ridler, Risser, Reiser, Reisler

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Where is the Risler family from?

You can see how Risler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Risler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Risler families living in New Jersey. This was about 71% of all the recorded Risler's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Risler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Risler. 44% of Risler men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Risler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risler were Manager and Stenographer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Longshoreman
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • New Worker
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Risler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risler 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Risler. 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 489 military records available for the last name Risler. For the veterans among your Risler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risler lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Risler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Risler in 1963 was 81, and 83 in 2004.

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