Rieger Family History

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Rieger Name Meaning

from a reduced form of the personal name Rüdiger (see Rudiger). nickname from Middle High German rüegære, rüeger ‘complainer’ (earlier ‘prosecutor’).

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

Similar surnames: Rieber, Rueger, Roeger, Bieger, Krieger, Ringer, Fieger, Zieger

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Rieger Family Origin

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Rieger Family Occupations

What did your Rieger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rieger occupation in the UK was Gold Beater. 50% of Rieger's were Gold Beaters. Gold Beater and Master Baker 1 Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rieger.

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  • Gold Beater

  • Master Baker 1 Man


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

Rieger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Rieger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rieger 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rieger. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Rieger. For the veterans among your Rieger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rieger Life Expectancy

What is the average Rieger lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rieger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Rieger in 1945 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rieger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rieger 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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