Rio Name Meaning

Spanish (Río), Portuguese, and Italian: from río ‘river’, ‘brook’ (from Latin rivus), applied either as a topographic name or as a habitational name from a place named with this word. Southern French (Occitan): variant of Rioux.

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


Similar surnames: Lio, Pio, Orio, Rios, Rao, Riso, Rigo, Prior, Rion, Lorio

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Rio Family Origin

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Rio Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Rio occupation in the UK was Farm Labourer. 50% of Rio's were Farm Labourers. Farm Labourer and Interest In Property were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rio.

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  • Farm Labourer

    50%
  • Interest In Property

    50%

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Rio Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rio. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rio 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rio. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rio. For the veterans among your Rio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rio Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rio in 1962 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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