Ryals Family History

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Ryals Name Meaning

English: variant of Ryall. UK 3

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

Similar surnames: Ryans, Rials, Royals, Veals, Rans, Roads, Boals, Ryant, Reams, Rial

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Ryals Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ryals name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ryals. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Ryals Family Origin

Where is the Ryals family from?

Ryals Family Occupations

What did your Ryals ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ryals occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Ryals's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Ryals family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryals.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ryals ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ryals Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Ryals. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryals 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 747 immigration records available for the last name Ryals. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ryals. For the veterans among your Ryals ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryals Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryals lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ryals life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ryals in 1944 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryals 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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