Richer Family History

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Richer Name Meaning

English and German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + hari, heri ‘army’. The name was introduced into England by the Normans in the form Richier, but was largely absorbed by the much more common Richard. Americanized spelling of German Ritscher, a variant of Richard.German: nickname or status name from Sorbian rycer ‘knight’.

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


Similar surnames: Risher, Richey, Recker, Sicher, Reicher, Richter, Wicker, Riche

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Richer Family Origin

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Richer Family Occupations

What did your Richer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Richer. 2% of Richer men worked as a General Labourer and 44% of Richer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Richer were Carpenter and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    1%
  • Bus Conductor
    1%
  • Carpenter
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    44%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Household Duties
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Richer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Richer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Richer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Richer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Richer. For the veterans among your Richer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Richer Life Expectancy

What is the average Richer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Richer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Richer in 1949 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Richer

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