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Ribeiro Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous placed named Ribeiro, from ribeiro ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Pineiro, Ribera, Rivero, Pinheiro, Viveiros, Riera, Vieira, Rivera

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Where is the Ribeiro family from?

You can see how Ribeiro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ribeiro family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ribeiro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Ribeiro family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Ribeiro's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Ribeiro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ribeiro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ribeiro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ribeiro. 35% of Ribeiro men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Ribeiro women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ribeiro were Carpenter and Weaver.

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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
    35%
  • Weaver
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stitcher
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Spinner
    25%
  • Weaver
    25%
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What Ribeiro family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ribeiro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ribeiro 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ribeiro. 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 659 military records available for the last name Ribeiro. For the veterans among your Ribeiro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ribeiro lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ribeiro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Ribeiro in 1952 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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