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Rakestraw Family History

Rakestraw Name Meaning
English: nickname for a scavenger, from Old English racian ‘to rake’ + streaw ‘straw’.Americanized spelling of German Rockstroh.

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

103,315 Historical Documents with Rakestraw on Ancestry.com
17,442 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,159 Military Records
447 Immigration Records
9,908 Census and Voter Lists
73,359 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rakestraw Families

  • Number of Rakestraw families
     38 - 74
     13 - 37
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rakestraw families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Rakestraw last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rakestraw census records

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Rakestraw Family Origin

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Rakestraw Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Rakestraw

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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.

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Rakestraw Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rakestraw census records

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

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Rakestraw Civil War Service Records

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

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