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Rigas Name Meaning

Greek: from the medieval Greek personal name Rēgas ‘king’ a derivative of Latin rex (genitive regis).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Riga, Regas, Livas, Vilas, Viegas, Rines, Rings, Ribas, Rivas, Simas

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Where is the Rigas family from?

You can see how Rigas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rigas family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rigas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Rigas family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Rigas's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Rigas families in 1911.
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What did your Rigas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Waiter and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rigas. 16% of Rigas men worked as a Waiter and 100% of Rigas women worked as a Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Waiter
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    13%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rigas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rigas 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rigas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 504 military records available for the last name Rigas. For the veterans among your Rigas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rigas lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rigas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rigas in 1963 was 72, and 88 in 2004.

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