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Risher Name Meaning

English: variant of Rusher . This surname is virtually non-existing in Britain. Americanized form of German Rischer and Rüscher (see Ruscher ) and possibly also of Rischar .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Risher family from?

You can see how Risher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Risher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Risher families living in Lancashire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Risher's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Risher families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Risher. 100% of Risher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Risher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 568 immigration records available for the last name Risher. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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What is the average Risher lifespan?

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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