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Rivas Family History

Rivas Name Meaning
Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivas or Ribas, a variant of Ribas.in some cases, variant of Catalan Ribes (see Ribas).

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

414,347 Historical Documents with Rivas on Ancestry.com
325,374 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,759 Military Records
21,310 Immigration Records
34,991 Census and Voter Lists
28,913 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rivas Families

  • Number of Rivas families
     67 - 132
     23 - 66
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rivas families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rivas last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rivas Family Origin

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Rivas Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rivas

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Rivas Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rivas census records

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Rivas Civil War Service Records

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