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Raffo Family History

Raffo Name Meaning

from the old Germanic personal name Raffo. habitational name from Raffo in Petralia Soprana, Palermo province.

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


Similar surnames: Raffa, Ruffo, Raff, Raco, Rado, Reff, Rauf, Raffel, Ramo, Maffeo

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Where is the Raffo family from?

You can see how Raffo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raffo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Raffo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Raffo families living in California. This was about 34% of all the recorded Raffo's in the USA. California had the highest population of Raffo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raffo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raffo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raffo. 17% of Raffo men worked as a Clerk and 23% of Raffo women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raffo were Proprietor and Decorator.

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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

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Decorator
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Raffo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raffo 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raffo. 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 470 military records available for the last name Raffo. For the veterans among your Raffo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raffo lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Raffo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Raffo in 1954 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

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