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Racette Name Meaning

Altered form of French Rasset 1 (via the intermediate form Racet) reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Compare Russett

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

Similar surnames: Majette, Raetz, Radeke, Pacetti, Faucette, Gavette, Marcotte, Cetta

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Where is the Racette family from?

You can see how Racette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Racette family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Racette families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there was 1 Racette family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Racette's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Racette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Racette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Racette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Racette. 21% of Racette men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Racette women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Racette were Employee and Rural 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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Employee

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
  • Rural Teacher
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Racette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Racette 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 532 immigration records available for the last name Racette. 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 950 military records available for the last name Racette. For the veterans among your Racette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Racette lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Racette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Racette in 1961 was 42, and 79 in 2004.

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