Rygg Family History

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Rygg Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of fifteen farmsteads so named, from Old Norse hryggr ‘backbone’, ‘spine’, in allusion to a mountain ridge. OV Perhaps an altered spelling of the English family name Rigg, a variant of Ridge 1.

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

Similar surnames: Rigg, Hegg, Trygg, Hagg, Riggs, Rugg, Dagg, Rong, Rygh, Rego

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Rygg Family Origin

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Rygg Family Occupations

What did your Rygg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rygg occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Rygg's were Farmers. Farmer and Tailor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rygg.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor


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Rygg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rygg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rygg 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 Rygg. 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 354 military records available for the last name Rygg. For the veterans among your Rygg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rygg Life Expectancy

What is the average Rygg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rygg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rygg in 1962 was 67, and 88 in 2004.

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