Riva Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a wharf in a port or on the bank of a river, riva (Latin ripa). Catalan and Spanish: variant of Riba, which has the same origin and meaning as 1.

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


Similar surnames: Riba, Ripa, Oliva, Rita, Rivas, Rio, Niva, Ribas, Rada, Rivard

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Riva Family Origin

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Riva Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Riva family was Painter. The most common Riva occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Riva's were Farmers. Farmer, Fresco Painter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riva.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Fresco Painter

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Painter

    13%

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Riva Historical Records

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Riva Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Riva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riva in 1944 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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