River Family History

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River Name Meaning

Possibly English (see Rivers), or an Americanized form of a like-sounding name in some other language, perhaps German Riffer (see Riffey).

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

Similar surnames: Rider, Riser, Rivers, Diver, Rover, Lier, Driver, Riner, Rivet, Rizer

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River Family Origin

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River Family Occupations

What did your River ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named River. 22% of River men worked as a Cultivateur and 23% of River women worked as a Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named River were Laborer and Miner

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Worker
  • Employ Civil
  • Manager
  • Miner

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

River Historical Records

What River family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name River. Like a window into their day-to-day life, River 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name River. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name River. For the veterans among your River ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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River Life Expectancy

What is the average River lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, River life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for River in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for River

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your River ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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