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Rigo Name Meaning

Hungarian (Rigó); Slovak and Czech (also Rigó); Croatian: nickname from Hungarian rigó ‘blackbird’. French: variant of Rigot and in North America possibly also an altered form of this. In France however the surname is at least in part of Italian origin (see 4 below). Catalan (Rigó): probably a Catalanized form of French Rigaud . Italian and Catalan (Balearic Islands): from the personal name Rigo a short form of any of various names formed with this element such as Rigoberto Arrigo (equivalent of Henry ) or Federigo (variant of Federico ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Frigo, Rigg, Igo, Rego, Riso, Ris, Rago, Rio, Arrigo, Lio

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Where is the Rigo family from?

You can see how Rigo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rigo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rigo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Rigo families living in Louisiana. This was about 75% of all the recorded Rigo's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Rigo families in 1840.
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What did your Rigo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rigo. 44% of Rigo men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Rigo women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rigo were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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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
  • Musician
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rigo. 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 801 military records available for the last name Rigo. For the veterans among your Rigo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rigo lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rigo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rigo in 1952 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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