Riso Family History

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Riso Name Meaning

Italian: possibly a nickname from riso ‘laugh’, ‘burst of laughter’, but more likely from a Germanic personal name Riso, Risi, from an unattested root, Risi. Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from riso ‘laughter’. Compare 1 above.

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

Similar surnames: Raso, Tiso, Roso, Rio, Rigo, Risi, Ris, Rico, Lio, Riss

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Riso Family Origin

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Riso Family Occupations

What did your Riso ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Riso occupation in the USA was Dry Goods Merchant. 50% of Riso's were Dry Goods Merchants. Dry Goods Merchant and Fruit Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Riso.

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  • Dry Goods Merchant

  • Fruit Merchant


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

Riso Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riso 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 Riso. 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 346 military records available for the last name Riso. For the veterans among your Riso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riso Life Expectancy

What is the average Riso lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Riso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riso in 1955 was 60, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riso

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riso 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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