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Rio Family History

Rio Name Meaning

Spanish (Río), Portuguese, and Italian: from río ‘river’, ‘brook’ (from Latin rivus), applied either as a topographic name or as a habitational name from a place named with this word. Southern French (Occitan): variant of Rioux.

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


Similar surnames: Lio, Pio, Orio, Rios, Rao, Riso, Rigo, Prior, Rion, Lorio

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Where is the Rio family from?

You can see how Rio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rio family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rio families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rio family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Rio's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rio families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rio surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rio. 35% of Rio men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Rio women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rio were Barber and Housewife.

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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
    35%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Proprietor
    4%
  • Barber
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    16%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Machine Operator
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Rio. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rio 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Rio. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Rio. For the veterans among your Rio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rio lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rio in 1962 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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