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Raben Family History

Raben Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name containing the element hraban ‘raven’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rabin.

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


Similar surnames: Raber, Ruben, Paben, Rabin, Raven, Hagen, Maben, Rabel, Rabey, Rubin

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Where is the Raben family from?

You can see how Raben families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raben family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Raben families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Raben families living in Indiana. This was about 32% of all the recorded Raben's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Raben families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raben surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raben ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raben. 25% of Raben men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Raben women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raben were Carpenter and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
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What Raben family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raben. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raben census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 662 immigration records available for the last name Raben. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 985 military records available for the last name Raben. For the veterans among your Raben ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raben lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Raben life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Raben in 1952 was 39, and 88 in 2004.

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