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Riso Name Meaning

Italian: possibly a nickname from riso ‘laugh’, ‘burst of laughter’, but more likely from a Germanic personal name Riso, Risi, from an unattested root, Risi. Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from riso ‘laughter’. Compare 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Raso, Tiso, Roso, Rio, Rigo, Risi, Ris, Rico, Lio, Riss

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Where is the Riso family from?

You can see how Riso families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Riso family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Riso families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Riso families living in Louisiana. This was about 77% of all the recorded Riso's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Riso families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Riso surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Riso ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riso. 18% of Riso men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Riso women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riso were Truck Driver and 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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Contractor
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    24%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riso 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 Riso. 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 346 military records available for the last name Riso. For the veterans among your Riso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Riso lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Riso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Riso in 1955 was 60, and 91 in 2004.

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