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Rainwater Family History

Rainwater Name Meaning
Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.

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

246,577 Historical Documents with Rainwater on Ancestry.com
29,477 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,719 Military Records
387 Immigration Records
15,643 Census and Voter Lists
196,351 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rainwater Families

  • Number of Rainwater families
     49 - 95
     17 - 48
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rainwater census records

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Rainwater Family Origin

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Rainwater Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rainwater

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Rainwater Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rainwater census records

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Rainwater Civil War Service Records

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