Riviera Family History

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Riviera Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by the bank of a river (from Latin riparia). possibly also Spanish, from Italian Riviera. This name came to the U.S. mainly by way of Mexico.

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

Similar surnames: Riviere, Rivera, Rovira, Riva, Revier, Vivier, Ribera, Lariviere

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Riviera Family Origin

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Riviera Family Occupations

What did your Riviera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Riviera. 32% of Riviera men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Riviera women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Riviera were Janitor and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Chef
  • Dishwasher
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Finisher
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator

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

Riviera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Riviera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Riviera 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 709 immigration records available for the last name Riviera. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Riviera. For the veterans among your Riviera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Riviera Life Expectancy

What is the average Riviera lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Riviera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Riviera in 1964 was 78, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Riviera

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Riviera 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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