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Rathjen Family History

Rathjen Name Meaning
Frisian: patronymic from a pet form of Rath 2.

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

26,901 Historical Documents with Rathjen on Ancestry.com
5,745 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
687 Military Records
1,361 Immigration Records
4,328 Census and Voter Lists
14,780 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rathjen Families

  • Number of Rathjen families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rathjen families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rathjen families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rathjen Family Origin

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Rathjen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rathjen

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Rathjen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rathjen census records

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Rathjen Civil War Service Records

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