Rios Family History

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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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Rios Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rios name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rios. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Rios Family Origin

Where is the Rios family from?

Rios Family Occupations

What did your Rios ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rios family was Farm Laborer. The most common Rios occupation in the USA was Laborer. 30% of Rios's were Laborers. Laborer, Shepard and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rios.

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  • Laborer

  • Shepard

  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Rios Historical Records

What Rios family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rios Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rios

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rios 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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