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Raber Name Meaning

apparently an occupational name for a turnip grower, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rabe ‘turnip’. (also Räber): from a Germanic personal name, Radobert, a compound of rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. variant of Reber.

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


Similar surnames: Reber, Rater, Rader, Graber, Rabel, Rayer, Naber, Haber, Raker, Reder

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Raber Family Origin

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Raber Family Occupations

What did your Raber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Raber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Raber's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raber. A less common occupation for the Raber family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    2%
  • Keeping House

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Raber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Raber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Raber. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Raber. For the veterans among your Raber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raber Life Expectancy

What is the average Raber lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Raber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Raber in 1943 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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