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Riera Family History

Riera Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Riera or La Riera, from Catalan riera ‘stream’ (Late Latin rivaria). There are various places in northern Spain named with this word, for example in the province of Tarragona, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.

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


Similar surnames: Ribera, Rivera, Pera, Lier, Vieira, Trier, Miera, Riepe, Rietz, Rega

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Where is the Riera family from?

You can see how Riera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riera family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Riera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Riera families living in Florida Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Riera's in the USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Riera families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riera. 29% of Riera men worked as a Laborer and 72% of Riera women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riera were Proprietor 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
    29%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Fisherman
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    72%
  • Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riera 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Riera. 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 497 military records available for the last name Riera. For the veterans among your Riera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riera lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Riera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Riera in 1956 was 41, and 46 in 2003.

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