Ryker Family History

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Ryker Name Meaning

Dutch (de Ryker): nickname from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch riken ‘to become powerful or rich’. DEB

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

Similar surnames: Ryken, Roker, Kyker, Reder, Recker, Rinker, Rimer, Oyer, Tyler

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Ryker Family Origin

Where is the Ryker family from?

Ryker Family Occupations

What did your Ryker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ryker family was Author. Farmer, Keeping House and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryker. The most common Ryker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Ryker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • At Home

  • Author


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

Ryker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Ryker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryker 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Ryker. 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 885 military records available for the last name Ryker. For the veterans among your Ryker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryker Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryker lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ryker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ryker in 1953 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryker 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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