Rafter Family History

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Rafter Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Raftery.

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


Similar surnames: Raftery, Jaster, Reiter, Katter, Baxter, Paster, Rauer, Roster

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Rafter Family Origin

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Rafter Family Occupations

What did your Rafter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rafter. The most common Rafter occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Rafter's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Rafter family was Cooper.

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  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Cooper

    3%

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

Rafter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rafter Life Expectancy

What is the average Rafter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rafter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rafter in 1952 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rafter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rafter 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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