Rilea Family History

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Rilea Name Meaning

It could be a respelling of Irish Riley. Alternatively, it may be of French origin, perhaps a respelling of Rillieux, a habitational name from Rillieux-la-Pape in Rhône.

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

Similar surnames: Riley, Ailey, Riera, Lile, Wiley, Rike, Rise, Risen, River, Olea

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Rilea Family Origin

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Rilea Family Occupations

What did your Rilea ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Carpet Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rilea. A less common occupation for the Rilea family was Harness Maker. The most common Rilea occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rilea's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Carpet Weaver

  • Harness Maker


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

Rilea Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rilea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rilea 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 23 immigration records available for the last name Rilea. 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 233 military records available for the last name Rilea. For the veterans among your Rilea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rilea Life Expectancy

What is the average Rilea lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rilea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rilea in 1952 was 58, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rilea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rilea 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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