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Rabey Family History

Rabey Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Raby. Hungarian (Raby): probably a pet form of the rare ecclesiastical name Rabán, from Latin Rabanus. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Rabe.

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


Similar surnames: Raby, Rarey, Mabey, Robey, Rasey, Rubey, Raber, Raben, Babey, Tacey

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Where is the Rabey family from?

You can see how Rabey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rabey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rabey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Rabey family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rabey's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Rabey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rabey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rabey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rabey. 29% of Rabey men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Rabey women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rabey 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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rabey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rabey 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 928 immigration records available for the last name Rabey. 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 895 military records available for the last name Rabey. For the veterans among your Rabey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rabey lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2003, in the United States, Rabey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rabey in 1943 was 26, and 60 in 2003.

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