Rys Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, and Polish: nickname for a nimble person, from Slavic rys (Polish rys) ‘lynx’. AC. DM

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

Similar surnames: Ras, Rus, Ros, Pas, Zysk, Kras, Sas, Les, Roys, Rasp

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Rys Family Origin

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Rys Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rys. 33% of Rys men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Rys women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rys were Weaver and Foundry

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • New Worker
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Spinner
  • Machine Operator
  • Foundry

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

Rys Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rys 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rys. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rys. For the veterans among your Rys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rys Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rys in 1962 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

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