Rackow Family History

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Rackow Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from places so named in Mecklenburg and Pomerania.

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

Similar surnames: Rachow, Rakow, Zachow, Barkow, Suckow, Ramlow, Rockow, Rannow, Raco

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Rackow Family Origin

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Rackow Family Occupations

What did your Rackow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Milk Dealer, Blacksmith and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rackow. The most common Rackow occupation in the USA was Milk Dealer. 20% of Rackow's were Milk Dealers. A less common occupation for the Rackow family was Grocer.

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  • Milk Dealer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Grocer


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

Rackow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rackow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rackow 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 609 immigration records available for the last name Rackow. 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 625 military records available for the last name Rackow. For the veterans among your Rackow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rackow Life Expectancy

What is the average Rackow lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rackow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rackow in 1957 was 49, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rackow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rackow 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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