Riska Name Meaning

Czech (Riška): variant of Ryška, nickname for someone with red hair, a derivative of Old Czech ryzí ‘red’.

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

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Riska Family Origin

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Riska Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeps House

    17%
  • Knife & Scissor Grinder

    17%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riska family was Knife & Scissor Grinder. The most common Riska occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 17% of Riska's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riska.

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Riska Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Riska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Riska in 1959 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riska

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