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


Similar surnames: Roby, Ray, Raba, Rabey, Carby, Ramm, Canby, Aaby, Way, Irby

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Raby Family Origin

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Raby Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm

    3%

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Raby Life Expectancy

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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.

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