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Rios Name Meaning

Galician and Spanish (Ríos): habitational name from any of the places called Ríos, predominantly in Galicia. Spanish (Ríós): habitational name from Ríós in Ourense, Galicia.

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

Similar surnames: Riis, Roos, Rio, Ries, Ribas, Ros, Rion, Riss, Diss, Lio

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Where is the Rios family from?

You can see how Rios families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rios family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Rios families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 196 Rios families living in Texas. This was about 56% of all the recorded Rios's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Rios families in 1880.
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What did your Rios ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rios. 34% of Rios men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Rios women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rios were Jornalero and Seamstress.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Labrador
  • Jornalero

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Laborer
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 141,000 census records available for the last name Rios. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rios 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 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Rios. 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 Rios. For the veterans among your Rios ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rios lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rios life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rios in 1942 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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