Rieck Family History

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Rieck Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal name Ru(o)diger, a compound of Old High German hrod ‘renown’ + ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ (see Roger). North German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Middle Low German element rik(e) ‘rich’, ‘powerful’.

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

Similar surnames: Reck, Deck, Bick, Beck, Mick, Dieck, Rick, Rock, Heck, Boeck

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Rieck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rieck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rieck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Rieck Family Origin

Where is the Rieck family from?

Rieck Family Occupations

What did your Rieck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rieck occupation in the UK was Carpenter/Joiner. 33% of Rieck's were Carpenter/Joiners. A less common occupation for the Rieck family was Gen Merchant. Carpenter/Joiner and Clerk In Merchants Office were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rieck.

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  • Carpenter/Joiner

  • Clerk In Merchants Office

  • Gen Merchant


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

Rieck Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Rieck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieck 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rieck. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rieck. For the veterans among your Rieck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rieck Life Expectancy

What is the average Rieck lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rieck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rieck in 1945 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rieck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rieck 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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