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Riviera Family History

Riviera Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by the bank of a river (from Latin riparia). possibly also Spanish, from Italian Riviera. This name came to the U.S. mainly by way of Mexico.

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


Similar surnames: Riviere, Rivera, Rovira, Riva, Revier, Vivier, Ribera, Lariviere

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Where is the Riviera family from?

You can see how Riviera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riviera family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Riviera families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Riviera families living in Florida. This was about 50% of all the recorded Riviera's in the USA. Florida and 1 other state had the highest population of Riviera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riviera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riviera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riviera. 66% of Riviera men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Riviera women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riviera were Chef and Finisher.

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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
    66%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Chef
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
  • Finisher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Riviera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riviera 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Riviera. 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 Riviera. For the veterans among your Riviera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riviera lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Riviera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Riviera in 1964 was 78, and 82 in 2003.

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