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

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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

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Physician

    2%

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Risk Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, 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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