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Risi Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Riso. Some bearers of the name in the U.S. were originally from St. Gallen, a canton in the German-speaking part of Switzerland; in some cases, therefore, the surname may be an altered spelling of Swiss German Rissi, which is probably a variant of Riss or Risse.

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


Similar surnames: Ris, Rosi, Rish, Riss, Rini, Gisi, Lisi, Riso, Ruisi, Bise

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Where is the Risi family from?

You can see how Risi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risi family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Risi families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Risi families living in California. This was about 67% of all the recorded Risi's in the USA. California had the highest population of Risi families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Risi. 21% of Risi men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Risi women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risi were Salesman and Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • 0
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Risi. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risi 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 Risi. 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 497 military records available for the last name Risi. For the veterans among your Risi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risi lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Risi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Risi in 1963 was 70, and 61 in 2004.

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