Riera Family History

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Riera Name Meaning

Catalan: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Riera or La Riera, from Catalan riera ‘stream’ (Late Latin rivaria). There are various places in northern Spain named with this word, for example in the province of Tarragona, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.

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

Similar surnames: Ribera, Rivera, Pera, Lier, Vieira, Trier, Miera, Riepe, Rietz, Rega

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Riera Family Origin

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Riera Family Occupations

What did your Riera ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, service (incapacitated) and Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Riera. 17% of Riera men worked as a service (incapacitated) and 34% of Riera women worked as a Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riera were Fish Chip Fryer and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • service (incapacitated)
  • Engineer Tool Maker
  • Engineers Fitter tool Maker
  • Fish Chip Fryer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife Help In Mus Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Riera Historical Records

What Riera family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Riera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riera 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Riera. 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 Card

There are 497 military records available for the last name Riera. For the veterans among your Riera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riera Life Expectancy

What is the average Riera lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Riera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Riera in 1956 was 41, and 46 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riera

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riera 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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