Ryba Family History

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Ryba Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name, nickname, or an ornamental name from the common Slavic word ryba ‘fish’. As an occupational name it may have denoted a fisherman or a seller of fish. As a nickname it may have been bestowed on account of some fancied physical resemblance to a fish. AC, DM, AB

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

Similar surnames: Rybak, Riba, Rybka, Raba, Ribar, Rosa, Kuba, Baba, Haba, Juba

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Ryba Family Origin

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Ryba Family Occupations

What did your Ryba ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ryba occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Ryba's were Farmers. Farmer and Shoe Shop were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ryba. A less common occupation for the Ryba family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Shoe Shop

  • Tailor


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Ryba Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ryba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryba 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryba. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ryba. For the veterans among your Ryba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryba Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryba lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ryba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ryba in 1951 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryba 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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