Riga Family History

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Riga Name Meaning

Southern Italian and Greek: variant of Greek Rigas.

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

Similar surnames: Riva, Rigo, Ripa, Rigas, Rio, Vida, Rigg, Rita, Risi, Mina

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Riga Family Origin

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Riga Family Occupations

What did your Riga ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riga family was Nurse. Laborer, Baker and Market Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riga. The most common Riga occupation in the USA was Laborer. 40% of Riga's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Baker

  • Market Gardner

  • Nurse


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Riga ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Riga Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Riga. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riga census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Riga. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Riga. For the veterans among your Riga ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riga Life Expectancy

What is the average Riga lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Riga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Riga in 1963 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riga ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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