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Rivlin Family History

Rivlin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Rivle, a pet form of Rivke (Yiddish form of Hebrew Rivqah; see Rebecca), with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Rifkin, Havlin, Riskin, Gitlin, Giblin, Ribelin, Ruskin, Siglin

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Where is the Rivlin family from?

You can see how Rivlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rivlin family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Rivlin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Rivlin families living in Gloucestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Rivlin's in the UK. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Rivlin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rivlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rivlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the US named Rivlin. 40% of Rivlin men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Painter
    14%
  • Proprietor
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rivlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rivlin 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 736 immigration records available for the last name Rivlin. 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 118 military records available for the last name Rivlin. For the veterans among your Rivlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rivlin lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rivlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rivlin in 1961 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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