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Ribas Name Meaning

Catalan: variant of Ribes, habitational name from any of the places called with Ribes, from Catalan ribes, the plural of riba ‘bank’ (see Riba). Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named with Ribas, from the plural of riba ‘bank’.

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


Similar surnames: Rivas, Riba, Vilas, Rosas, Trias, Rodas, Rios, Bas, Ribar, Riis

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Where is the Ribas family from?

You can see how Ribas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ribas family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Ribas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Ribas families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Ribas's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ribas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ribas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ribas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ribas. 61% of Ribas men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    61%
  • Painter
    14%
  • Section Hand
    9%
  • Mason
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ribas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ribas 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ribas. 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 248 military records available for the last name Ribas. For the veterans among your Ribas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ribas lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ribas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Ribas in 1951 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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