Risso Family History

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Risso Name Meaning

Italian (Liguria): variant of Rizzo, itself a variant of Riccio.

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

Similar surnames: Russo, Risi, Risse, Rosso, Bisso, Riso, Rigo, Sisto, Rio, Ris

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Risso Family Origin

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Risso Family Occupations

What did your Risso ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Risso occupation in the UK was Commercial Clerk South American Trades. 50% of Risso's were Commercial Clerk South American Tradess. Commercial Clerk South American Trades and House Proprietor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Risso.

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  • Commercial Clerk South American Trades

  • House Proprietor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Risso ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Risso Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Risso. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Risso 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 Risso. 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 401 military records available for the last name Risso. For the veterans among your Risso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Risso Life Expectancy

What is the average Risso lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Risso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Risso in 1958 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Risso

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Risso 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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