River Name Meaning

Possibly English (see Rivers), or an Americanized form of a like-sounding name in some other language, perhaps German Riffer (see Riffey).

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


Similar surnames: Rider, Riser, Rivers, Diver, Rover, Lier, Driver, Riner, Rivet, Rizer

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River Family Origin

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River Family Occupations

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  • Accountant

    11%
  • Blacksmith (Journeyman)

    11%
  • Brass & C...k Finisher

    11%
  • Finisher Dye Works (Cott Dyer)

    11%

In 1881, accountant, Blacksmith (Journeyman) and Brass & C...k Finisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by River. The most common River occupation in the UK was Accountant. 11% of River's were Accountants. A less common occupation for the River family was Finisher Dye Works (Cott Dyer).

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River Historical Records

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River Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, River life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for River in 1963 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for River

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