Risk Family History

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Risk Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps, as Black suggests, from Gaelic riasg ‘morass with sedge’, applied generally as a topographic name or specifically to someone who lived by the Risk of Drymen.

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

Similar surnames: Rusk, Lisk, Rush, Riss, Kirk, Bick, Rish, Riser, Rise, Fisk

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Risk Family Origin

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Risk Family Occupations

What did your Risk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Risk. The most common Risk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Risk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Risk family was Physician.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Physician


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

Risk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Risk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risk 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Risk. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Risk. For the veterans among your Risk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risk Life Expectancy

What is the average Risk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Risk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risk in 1960 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risk 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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