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Rahn Family History

Rahn Name Meaning
nickname from Middle High German ran ‘slim’, ‘slight’.from a short form of the Slavic personal name Ranislav.

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

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26,835 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rahn Families

  • Number of Rahn families
     98 - 194
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rahn families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rahn families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rahn Family Origin

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Rahn Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rahn

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Rahn Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Rahn Civil War Service Records

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