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Rivas Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician: habitational name from any of the places called Rivas or Ribas (see Ribas ). Catalan: variant of Ribas .

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


Similar surnames: Ribas, Riva, Rosas, Navas, Livas, Rodas, Vinas, Bias, Regas, Trias

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Where is the Rivas family from?

You can see how Rivas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rivas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rivas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Rivas families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Rivas's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Rivas families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rivas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rivas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rivas. 37% of Rivas men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rivas women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rivas were Farm Laborer and Laundress. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Labrador
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Laundress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Rivas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivas 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Rivas. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rivas. For the veterans among your Rivas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rivas lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rivas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Rivas in 1941 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

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