Ris Name Meaning

Swiss German: Alemannic variant of Ries 3 or Reis 1. Dutch: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with Ris-, variant of Ries, or a patronymic from a short form of Henri, French equivalent of Henry.

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

Similar surnames: Rais, Reis, Ras, Lis, Ries, Risi, Riss, Mis, Rish, Oris

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Ris Family Origin

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Ris Family Occupations

What did your Ris ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ris family was Seaman. Bitcher, Farmer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ris. The most common Ris occupation in the USA was Bitcher. 20% of Ris's were Bitchers.

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  • Bitcher

  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Seaman


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Ris Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ris. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Ris. For the veterans among your Ris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ris Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Ris in 1952 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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