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Riba Family History

Riba Name Meaning

Catalan: topographic name for someone who lived on the bank of a river or the shore of a lake, riba (Latin ripa), or a habitational name from La Riba, a town in Alt Camp, Tarragona, or any other place named with this word. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Ryba ‘fish’.

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


Similar surnames: Riva, Raba, Ribas, Ryba, Ribar, Rio, Ripa, Rada, Mina, Ribera

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Where is the Riba family from?

You can see how Riba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riba family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Riba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Riba family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Riba's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Riba families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riba surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riba. 55% of Riba men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Riba women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riba were Waiter and Machine Operator.

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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 Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    55%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Waiter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    42%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Servant
    17%
  • Machine Operator
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Riba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riba 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Riba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 562 military records available for the last name Riba. For the veterans among your Riba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riba lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Riba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riba in 1957 was 70, and 89 in 2004.

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