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Rivero Name Meaning

Spanish and Galician: habitational name from any of the places in Galicia, Santander, and Cáceres named Rivero, from ribero ‘bank’, ‘shore’ (Late Latin riparium, a derivative of ripa ‘bank’).

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


Similar surnames: Riveron, Rivera, Rivers, Ribera, Ravelo, Riera, Riviere, Revere

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Where is the Rivero family from?

You can see how Rivero families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rivero family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Rivero families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Rivero families living in New Mexico. This was about 26% of all the recorded Rivero's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Rivero families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rivero surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rivero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rivero. 28% of Rivero men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Rivero women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rivero were Bookkeeper and Housekeeper.

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Janitor
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Servant
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Rivero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivero 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Rivero. 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 860 military records available for the last name Rivero. For the veterans among your Rivero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rivero lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rivero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Rivero in 1948 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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