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Rivas Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places named Rivas or Ribas, a variant of Ribas. in some cases, variant of Catalan Ribes (see Ribas).

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


Similar surnames: Ribas, Riva, Rosas, Navas, Livas, Rodas, Vinas, Bias, Regas, Trias

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Rivas Family Origin

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Rivas Family Occupations

What did your Rivas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Contremaitre were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rivas. 34% of Rivas men worked as a Cultivateur and 34% of Rivas women worked as a Contremaitre. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rivas were Manager and Tudiant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
    34%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Inegnieur
    17%
  • Manager
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Contremaitre
    34%
  • Ornemaniste
    34%
  • Tudiant
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rivas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Rivas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivas 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Rivas. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Rivas. For the veterans among your Rivas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rivas Life Expectancy

What is the average Rivas lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rivas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Rivas in 1941 was 37, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rivas

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