Riehm Family History

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Riehm Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rieme ‘band’, ‘strap’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a strap maker, a nickname for a wearer of such items, a topographic name from the same word in the sense ‘narrow strip of land’, or a habitational name from Riem near Munich.

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

Similar surnames: Rehm, Kiehl, Wiehl, Brehm, Boehm, Priem, Kiehn, Ried, Rim, Rehr

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Riehm Family Origin

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Riehm Family Occupations

What did your Riehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, B. K. Fruits and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riehm. The most common Riehm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Riehm's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riehm family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • B. K. Fruits

  • Barber

  • Cabinet Maker


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Riehm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Riehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riehm 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Riehm. 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 732 military records available for the last name Riehm. For the veterans among your Riehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riehm Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Riehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Riehm in 1962 was 80, and 83 in 2004.

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