Rierson Family History

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Rierson Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Swedish Reierson or Dutch Ryersen (see Ryerson).

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

Similar surnames: Ryerson, Riessen, Person, Pierson, Reierson, Reason, Giberson

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Rierson Family Origin

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Rierson Family Occupations

What did your Rierson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rierson family was Brick Manufacturer. The most common Rierson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Rierson's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rierson.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Manufacturer


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

Rierson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rierson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rierson 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 Rierson. 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 975 military records available for the last name Rierson. For the veterans among your Rierson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rierson Life Expectancy

What is the average Rierson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Rierson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rierson in 1959 was 67, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rierson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rierson 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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