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Race Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; Reaney suggests a nickname from Old French ras ‘clean shaven’, but he also cites documentary evidence of a personal name which probably also gave rise to the surname. Perhaps a variant of Dutch or German Rase. Slovenian (southwestern Slovenia): nickname from raca ‘duck’, formed with the suffix -e, used mainly of young people, possibly denoting someone who walked like a duck.

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


Similar surnames: Rase, Ace, Brace, Lace, Mace, Rach, Rake, Dace, Grace, Face

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Race Family Origin

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Race Family Occupations

What did your Race ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Race occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Race's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Race family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Race.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Race Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Race. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Race 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 Race. 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 Race. For the veterans among your Race ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Race Life Expectancy

What is the average Race lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Race life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Race in 1944 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Race 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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