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Ribera Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Ribera, from ribera ‘bank’, ‘shore’ (from Late Latin riparia). This is also found as a (southern) Italian surname, of the same derivation.

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


Similar surnames: Rivera, Riera, Rivero, Riba, Libera, Rivers, Riviera, Ribeiro

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Where is the Ribera family from?

You can see how Ribera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ribera family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ribera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 146 Ribera families living in New Mexico. This was about 80% of all the recorded Ribera's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Ribera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ribera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ribera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ribera. 53% of Ribera men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Ribera women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ribera were Common Laborer and Maid.

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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
    53%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Common Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Ribera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ribera 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 Ribera. 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 941 military records available for the last name Ribera. For the veterans among your Ribera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ribera lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ribera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ribera in 1951 was 31, and 56 in 2004.

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