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Raffa Name Meaning

from the old Germanic personal name Raffo, possibly a feminized form. habitational name from Raffa, a locality of Puegnano del Garda in Brescia province. This source is unlikely to have contributed greatly to the American surname, since it belongs to an area (Lombardy) outside the main sources of migration to the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Raffo, Raff, Razza, Rada, Kafka, Rana, Reff, Raya, Raba, Raffin

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Raffa Family Origin

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Raffa Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Raffa occupation in the USA was Musician. 67% of Raffa's were Musicians. Musician and Housekeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Raffa.

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  • Musician

    67%
  • Housekeeper

    33%

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Raffa Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Raffa. 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 Raffa. For the veterans among your Raffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raffa Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Raffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raffa in 1951 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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