Raby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Merseyside (formerly in Cheshire) and County Durham or from Roby in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire). The first is named from Old Scandinavian rá ‘pole’ + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. French: variant of Rabin. German: habitational name from Raby in Bohemia or perhaps from Rabingen in Lower Saxony.

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

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Raby Family Origin

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Raby Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm

    3%

In 1880, the most common Raby occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Raby's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Raby family was Farm. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raby.

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Raby Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Raby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Raby in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raby

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