Raef Family History

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Raef Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Ralph.

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

Similar surnames: Raff, Rabey, Raper, Rhew, Ramm, Rape, Rew, Rans, Warf, Graff

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Raef Family Origin

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Raef Family Occupations

What did your Raef ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Raef family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Cooper and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raef. The most common Raef occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Raef's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Farming

  • Harness Maker


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

Raef Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Raef Life Expectancy

What is the average Raef lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Raef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Raef in 1946 was 67, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raef 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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