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Araya Name Meaning

Basque and Catalan: Castilianized form of a habitational name from any of numerous places called Araia for example in Araba/Álava and Castellón provinces (Spain). Ethiopian: from the personal name Araya meaning ‘example’ in the Amharic language. — Note: Since Ethiopians do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Japanese: written 荒谷 ‘wild valley’ or 新谷 ‘new valley’. It is found in eastern Japan; pronounced Aratani or Shintani in western Japan. Neither version is particularly common.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Arata, Amaya, Anaya, Rada, Arana, Arauz, Araki, Aranda, Raya, Ariza

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You can see how Araya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Araya family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Araya families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Araya family living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Araya's in USA. California had the highest population of Araya families in 1880.
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What did your Araya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Araya. 75% of Araya men worked as a Laborer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Seaman
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There are 114 military records available for the last name Araya. For the veterans among your Araya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Araya lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Araya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Araya in 1967 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

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