14-Day Free Trial GIVE ME ACCESS

Rafael Family History

Rafael Name Meaning
Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Galician: from the personal name Rafael (see Raphael).Jewish: variant spelling of Raphael.

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

57,664 Historical Documents with Rafael on Ancestry.com
46,875 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,108 Military Records
2,504 Immigration Records
4,598 Census and Voter Lists
2,579 Member Trees

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Name Distribution of Rafael Families

  • Number of Rafael families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rafael families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rafael last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rafael census records

You can see how Rafael families moved over time by selecting different Census years.

Census records can tell you little-known facts about your ancestors such as birthplace, occupation and value of personal estate.

View all Rafael census records >

Rafael Family Origin

Click on a place to view Rafael immigration records

The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Rafael families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

View all Rafael immigration records >

Rafael Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

Click on a circle in the chart to view Rafael immigration records

You can find out when most of the Rafael families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

View all Rafael immigration records >

Average Life Expectancy for Rafael

Click on a circle in the chart to view Rafael birth and death records

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View all Rafael ancestors in the SSDI

Rafael Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rafael census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Rafael ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

View all Rafael census records >

Rafael Civil War Service Records

Click to view veteran service records

You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

View all Rafael military records >

Message Board about Rafael 9 Threads, 11 Messages

Look up another family name
×
  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | New Privacy | New Terms and Conditions