Riska Family History

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Riska Name Meaning

Czech (Riška): variant of Ryška, nickname for someone with red hair, a derivative of Old Czech ryzí ‘red’.

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

Similar surnames: Siska, Triska, Liska, Ziska, Miska, Rosa, Rutka, Kaska, Raska, Ripka

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Riska Family Origin

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Riska Family Occupations

What did your Riska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riska. 29% of Riska men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife

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

Riska Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Riska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riska 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Riska. 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 609 military records available for the last name Riska. For the veterans among your Riska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riska Life Expectancy

What is the average Riska lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Riska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Riska in 1959 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riska 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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