Rison Family History

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Rison Name Meaning

French: nickname for a jovial man, from a derivative of ris ‘laugh’ (Latin risus).

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

Similar surnames: Raison, Tison, Riso, Frison, Giron, Sison, Rion, Lison, Faison

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Rison Family Origin

Where is the Rison family from?

Rison Family Occupations

What did your Rison ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rison. The most common Rison occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Rison's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rison family was Banker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Banker


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

Rison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rison 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 547 immigration records available for the last name Rison. 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 Rison. For the veterans among your Rison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rison Life Expectancy

What is the average Rison lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Rison in 1953 was 68, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rison 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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