Raffel Family History

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Raffel Name Meaning

English: variant of Raphael. German: nickname for someone who was loud or indiscreet, a blabbermouth, from Middle High German raffeln ‘to be noisy’, ‘to scold’. German: from an unexplained personal name, Raffo. Compare Raff.

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


Similar surnames: Raff, Riffel, Rassel, Rafael, Tafel, Rammel, Rachel, Haffer, Saffer

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Raffel Family Origin

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Raffel Family Occupations

What did your Raffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Raffel family was At Home. The most common Raffel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Raffel's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raffel.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Cooper

    10%
  • Machinist

    10%
  • At Home

    5%

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

Raffel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Raffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Raffel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Raffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Raffel in 1946 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raffel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raffel 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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