Risk Family History

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Risk Name Meaning

Scottish: perhaps, as Black suggests, from Gaelic riasg ‘morass with sedge’, applied generally as a topographic name or specifically to someone who lived by the Risk of Drymen.

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

Similar surnames: Rusk, Lisk, Rush, Riss, Kirk, Bick, Rish, Riser, Rise, Fisk

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Risk Family Origin

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Risk Family Occupations

What did your Risk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gents Hairdresser and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Risk. 4% of Risk men worked as a Gents Hairdresser and 53% of Risk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Risk were Bank Work Entanglent Maker and (retired) House Wife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Gents Hairdresser
  • Aircraft Ell W
  • Bank Official (retired)
  • Bank Work Entanglent Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • (retired) House Wife

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

Risk Historical Records

What Risk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Risk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risk 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Risk. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Risk. For the veterans among your Risk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risk Life Expectancy

What is the average Risk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Risk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Risk in 1960 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risk 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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