Rioux Family History

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Rioux Name Meaning

French: habitational name from Rioux in Charente-Maritime or Rioux-Martin in Charente, or any of various minor places named with this word. Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Old Provençal rieu (Latin rivus).

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


Similar surnames: Rio, Roux, Houx, Rout, Rohr, Groux, Ramus, Rios, Riis, Bour

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Rioux Family Origin

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Rioux Family Occupations

What did your Rioux ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Spinner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rioux. 9% of Rioux men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Rioux women worked as a Spinner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rioux were Loom Fixer and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Weaver
    5%
  • Loom Fixer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Spinner
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Bookkeeper
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rioux Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Rioux. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rioux 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rioux. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rioux. For the veterans among your Rioux ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rioux Life Expectancy

What is the average Rioux lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rioux life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Rioux in 1948 was 34, and 78 in 2004.

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