Richens Family History

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Richens Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the German and Swiss German family name Richen, from a Germanic personal name (see Reich).

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

Similar surnames: Richey, Richer, Richel, Rishell, Ritchey, Ricken, Eichen, Wichers

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Richens Family Origin

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Richens Family Occupations

What did your Richens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Richens. The most common Richens occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 17% of Richens's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Richens family was Labourer In Agriculture.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Labourer In Agriculture


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Richens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Richens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richens 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Richens. 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 882 military records available for the last name Richens. For the veterans among your Richens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richens Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Richens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Richens in 1963 was 68, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Richens 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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