Riester Family History

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Riester Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German riester ‘plow handle’, ‘leather patch’, presumably applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker of plow handles or, in north and central German, a metonymic occupational name for a cobbler.

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


Similar surnames: Riesterer, Rister, Richter, Reuter, Risner, Priester, Rester

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Riester Family Origin

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Riester Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Carpenter

    16%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%

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In 1880, the most common Riester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Riester's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riester. A less common occupation for the Riester family was Cigar Maker.

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Riester Historical Records

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Riester Life Expectancy

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