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Railsback Family History

Railsback Name Meaning
Altered spelling of German Railsbach, a habitational name of uncertain origin, probably a reduced form of Raigelsbach, from Middle High German reigel ‘heron’ + bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’; or an altered spelling of Reulbach, a habitational name from a place so named in the Rhön Mountains in Hesse.

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

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105 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Railsback Families

  • Number of Railsback families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Railsback last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Railsback Family Origin

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Railsback Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Railsback

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Railsback Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Railsback census records

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Railsback Civil War Service Records

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