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Ryk Family History

Ryk 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, Rak, Bryk, Dyk, Rys, Ryks, Byk, Ryu, Yu, Pak

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Where is the Ryk family from?

You can see how Ryk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryk family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ryk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 4 Ryk families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Ryk's in USA. New York had the highest population of Ryk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ryk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ryk ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ryk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Census Records

There are 397 census records available for the last name Ryk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryk 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 553 immigration records available for the last name Ryk. 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 49 military records available for the last name Ryk. For the veterans among your Ryk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryk lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Ryk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Ryk in 1964 was 67, and 85 in 2003.

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