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Rya Family History

Rya Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Rye, Rua, Ryan, Ryba, Raya, Arya, Rys, Rea, Roa, Ra

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Where is the Rya family from?

You can see how Rya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rya family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Rya families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there was 1 Rya family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Rya's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rya families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rya. 100% of Rya men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Rya women worked as a Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 456 census records available for the last name Rya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rya census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 139 immigration records available for the last name Rya. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 97 military records available for the last name Rya. For the veterans among your Rya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rya lifespan?

Average Rya life expectancy in 1997 was 70 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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