Risner Family History

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Risner Name Meaning

Variant of the German habitational name Reisner, or of German Riesner, an occupational name for a maker of veils and hoods, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German rise ‘veil’.

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


Similar surnames: Reisner, Risher, Eisner, Risler, Riser, Rosner, Rinner, Reiser

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Risner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Risner name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    59%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    2%

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Risner Family Origin

Where is the Risner family from?

Risner Family Occupations

What did your Risner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Risner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Risner's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risner. A less common occupation for the Risner family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Risner Historical Records

What Risner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Risner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risner 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 368 immigration records available for the last name Risner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Risner. For the veterans among your Risner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risner Life Expectancy

What is the average Risner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Risner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risner in 1948 was 48, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risner 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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