Risher Family History

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Risher Name Meaning

English: variant of Rusher. Americanized spelling of German Rischer, a nickname for a hasty or impetuous person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rischen ‘to rush’. Americanized spelling of Swiss German Rüscher, a topographic name for someone who lived on a mountainside, from southern dialect risch ‘slope’, ‘mountainside’ + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Americanized spelling of North German Rischer, a topographic name from Middle Low German risch ‘reed’, a topographic name for someone who lived where reeds grew. Anglicized form of Eastern German Rischar, a nickname from Sorbian rýsar ‘knight’.

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

Similar surnames: Risler, Riser, Richer, Risner, Fisher, Rusher, Reiser, Rishel, Disher

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Risher Family Origin

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Risher Family Occupations

What did your Risher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Risher.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Risher Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 568 immigration records available for the last name Risher. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Risher. For the veterans among your Risher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risher Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Risher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risher in 1952 was 48, and 69 in 2004.

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