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Risse Name Meaning

variant of Riss. perhaps a habitational name for someone from Rissen, west of Hamburg. Bahlow identifies riss as a word meaning ‘swamp’, ‘marsh’.

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


Similar surnames: Rise, Cisse, Riss, Risser, Royse, Ilse, Rike, Fosse, Risi, Rinne

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Where is the Risse family from?

You can see how Risse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Risse families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Risse families living in Missouri. This was about 19% of all the recorded Risse's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Risse families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Risse. 28% of Risse men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Risse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risse were Farm Labor and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farm Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Risse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Risse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Risse. For the veterans among your Risse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risse lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Risse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Risse in 1950 was 47, and 69 in 2004.

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