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Ricardo Name Meaning

Spanish and Jewish (Sephardic): from the personal name Ricardo (see Richard).

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

Similar surnames: Riccardo, Cardo, Lizardo, Richards, Richard, Grimaldo, Accardo

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Where is the Ricardo family from?

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

What did your Ricardo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ricardo. 33% of Ricardo men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Ricardo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ricardo were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ricardo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ricardo 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ricardo. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ricardo. For the veterans among your Ricardo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ricardo lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Ricardo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ricardo in 1960 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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