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Riojas Family History

Riojas Name Meaning
Spanish: either a variant of a regional name from the province or region of La Rioja, or a habitational name from Rioja in Almeria province. The region is named for the river Oja, which flows through it; the Spanish word río ‘river’ has become fused with the river name, which is first recorded in the form Ol(i)a; it may possibly be derived from Latin folia ‘leaves’.

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

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20,661 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
705 Military Records
2,054 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Riojas Families

  • Number of Riojas families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Riojas Family Origin

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Riojas Immigration Information

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Riojas Family Occupations

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