Racine Family History

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Racine Name Meaning

French: from Old French racine ‘root’; a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of root vegetables, or a nickname for a tenacious and stubborn man. It is frequently found translated as Root.

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

Similar surnames: Radice, Raine, Laine, Reine, Saline, Maine, Rapin, Maline, Marine

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Racine Family Origin

Where is the Racine family from?

Racine Family Occupations

What did your Racine ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Racine occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Racine's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Racine family was At Home. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Racine.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • At Home


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

Racine Historical Records

What Racine family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Racine. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Racine 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Racine. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Racine. For the veterans among your Racine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Racine Life Expectancy

What is the average Racine lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Racine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Racine in 1950 was 26, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Racine

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Racine 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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