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Risso Name Meaning

Italian (Liguria): variant of Rizzo, itself a variant of Riccio.

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


Similar surnames: Russo, Risi, Risse, Rosso, Bisso, Riso, Rigo, Sisto, Rio, Ris

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Where is the Risso family from?

You can see how Risso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risso family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Risso families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Risso families living in Massachusetts. This was about 62% of all the recorded Risso's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Risso families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risso surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Risso. 25% of Risso men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Risso women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risso were Salesman and Assembler.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Secretary
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Assembler
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Risso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risso census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Risso. 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 Cards

There are 401 military records available for the last name Risso. For the veterans among your Risso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risso lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Risso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Risso in 1958 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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