Rivest Family History

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Rivest Name Meaning

French: variant of Rivet.

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

Similar surnames: Rivett, Rivette, Rives, Rivet, Ris, Privott, Griest, Ruest, Riese

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Rivest Family Origin

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Rivest Family Occupations

What did your Rivest ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rivest family was Rentier. Cultivateur, Cultivateur'S Son and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rivest. The most common Rivest occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 43% of Rivest's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Cultivateur'S Son

  • Farmer

  • Rentier


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

Rivest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rivest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivest 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 451 immigration records available for the last name Rivest. 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 537 military records available for the last name Rivest. For the veterans among your Rivest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rivest Life Expectancy

What is the average Rivest lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rivest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Rivest in 1957 was 54, and 65 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rivest 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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