Ristau Family History

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Ristau Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places in Pomerania called Ristau or Ristow.

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

Similar surnames: Restad, Littau, Lista, Reistad, Ribas, Mierau, Rister, Kristal

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Ristau Family Origin

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Ristau Family Occupations

What did your Ristau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ristau family was Laborer. Farmer, House Keeping and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ristau. The most common Ristau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Ristau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • House Keeping

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer


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

Ristau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ristau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ristau 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Ristau. 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 819 military records available for the last name Ristau. For the veterans among your Ristau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ristau Life Expectancy

What is the average Ristau lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ristau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Ristau in 1951 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ristau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ristau 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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