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Rathbone Family History

Rathbone Name Meaning
English: probably a habitational name from Radbourn in Warwickshire or Radbourne in Derbyshire, both of which get their names from Old English hreod ‘reeds’ (a collective singular) + burna ‘stream’.

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

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66,695 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,427 Military Records
5,107 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Rathbone Families

  • Number of Rathbone families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rathbone families
     199 - 396
     67 - 198
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rathbone families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rathbone Family Origin

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Rathbone Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Rathbone

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Rathbone Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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