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Ryf Family History

Ryf 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, Rys, Ruf, Ryu, Yu, Ram, Yi, Graf, Ras, Ray

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Where is the Ryf family from?

You can see how Ryf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ryf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Ryf family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Ryf's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Ryf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ryf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ryf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ryf. 67% of Ryf men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
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Census Records

There are 660 census records available for the last name Ryf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryf 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 174 immigration records available for the last name Ryf. 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 204 military records available for the last name Ryf. For the veterans among your Ryf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryf lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2001, in the United States, Ryf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ryf in 1964 was 88, and 82 in 2001.

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