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Ryba Surname Meaning

Polish Czech Slovak Sorbian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name nickname or a Jewish artificial name from Polish Czech and Slovak ryba ‘fish’. As a metonymic occupational name it may have denoted a fisherman or a seller of fish (see also Ribar Rybak and Rybarczyk ). As a nickname it may have been bestowed on account of some fancied physical resemblance to a fish. The Sorbian surname is found mainly in Germanized forms such as Riebe .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rybak, Riba, Rybka, Raba, Ribar, Rosa, Kuba, Baba, Haba, Juba

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Where is the Ryba family from?

You can see how Ryba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryba family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ryba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Ryba families living in Durham. This was about 86% of all the recorded Ryba's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Ryba families in 1891.
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What did your Ryba ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ryba. 100% of Ryba women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Ryba. For the veterans among your Ryba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryba lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ryba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ryba in 1951 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

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