Reiher Family History

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Reiher Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with long legs, from Middle High German, Middle Low German reiger ‘heron’. Compare Reigel.

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

Similar surnames: Reier, Reifer, Reiser, Reiter, Reiner, Reider, Weiher, Reiber, Recher

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Reiher Family Origin

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Reiher Family Occupations

What did your Reiher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reiher family was Laborer. Carriage Maker, Furniture Dealer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reiher. The most common Reiher occupation in the USA was Carriage Maker. 25% of Reiher's were Carriage Makers.

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  • Carriage Maker

  • Furniture Dealer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Reiher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reiher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiher 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 774 immigration records available for the last name Reiher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Reiher. For the veterans among your Reiher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reiher Life Expectancy

What is the average Reiher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reiher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Reiher in 1963 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reiher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reiher 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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