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Riojas Name Meaning

Spanish: either a variant of a regional name from the province or region of La Rioja, or a habitational name from Rioja in Almeria province. The region is named for the river Oja, which flows through it; the Spanish word río ‘river’ has become fused with the river name, which is first recorded in the form Ol(i)a; it may possibly be derived from Latin folia ‘leaves’.

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

Similar surnames: Rojas, Rio, Rosas, Rozas, Ribas, Rivas, Rios, Rodas, Roza, Rioux

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Riojas Family Origin

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Riojas Family Occupations

What did your Riojas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riojas. 31% of Riojas men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Riojas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riojas were Farmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Servant
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife

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

Riojas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Riojas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riojas 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

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Draft Card

There are 706 military records available for the last name Riojas. For the veterans among your Riojas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riojas Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Riojas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Riojas in 1953 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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