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Raco Name Meaning

Italian: possibly from an old Germanic personal name, Rac(c)o. Possibly an altered spelling of the French family name Racaud, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rac-, short form of ragin ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + waldan ‘ruler’, or a habitational name from places so named in Allier and Dordogne.

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


Similar surnames: Rado, Rack, Rao, Raso, Rach, Jaco, Race, Rago, Bacon, Ramo

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Where is the Raco family from?

You can see how Raco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raco family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Raco families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Raco family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Raco's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Raco families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cutter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raco. 48% of Raco men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    48%
  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Janitor
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cutter
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Raco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raco 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Raco. 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 314 military records available for the last name Raco. For the veterans among your Raco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raco lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Raco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Raco in 1957 was 63, and 84 in 2003.

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