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Risk Surname Meaning

Scottish: variant of Rusk .

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

Similar surnames: Rusk, Lisk, Rush, Riss, Kirk, Bick, Rish, Riser, Rise, Fisk

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Where is the Risk family from?

You can see how Risk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Risk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Risk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Risk families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Risk's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Risk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Risk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Risk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Risk. 40% of Risk men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Risk women worked as a Housewife. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Risk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risk 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Risk. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Risk. For the veterans among your Risk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Risk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Risk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risk in 1960 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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