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Ryswyk Family History

Ryswyk 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: Rusak, Rasey, Risby, Risk, Rosiek, Rusk, Resnik, Rybak, Roszak, Zysk

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Where is the Ryswyk family from?

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

What did your Ryswyk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ryswyk. 75% of Ryswyk 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
    75%
  • Laborer
    25%
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What Ryswyk family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 478 census records available for the last name Ryswyk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryswyk 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Ryswyk. 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 75 military records available for the last name Ryswyk. For the veterans among your Ryswyk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryswyk lifespan?

Between 1980 and 1996, in the United States, Ryswyk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ryswyk in 1980 was 88, and 86 in 1996.

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