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Ribar Family History

Ribar Surname Meaning

Serbian Croatian and Slovenian; Slovak (Ribár): occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller from a derivative of riba ‘fish’ (compare 2 below). In Slovenian ribar is an obsolete cognate of ribič (see Ribic ). Americanized form of Czech Rybář and Slovak Rybár: occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller from a derivative of Czech and modern Slovak ryba ‘fish’ (old Slovak spelling is riba; see 1 above). Compare also Rebar .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Riba, Sitar, Ribas, Rybak, Rimer, Hribar, Bitar, Reiber, Robar

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Where is the Ribar family from?

You can see how Ribar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ribar family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ribar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Ribar families living in New York. This was about 89% of all the recorded Ribar's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ribar families in 1880.
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What did your Ribar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ribar. 41% of Ribar men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Ribar women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    41%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ribar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ribar 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 Ribar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 533 military records available for the last name Ribar. For the veterans among your Ribar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ribar lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Ribar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Ribar in 1962 was 56, and 67 in 2004.

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