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Rago Name Meaning

Italian: probably from an ancient Germanic compound personal name formed with Rago as the first element derived ultimately from the root of Old High German hragen ‘to emerge arise’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ragno, Raco, Rado, Ragon, Rego, Drago, Rigo, Rao, Raso, Fago

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Where is the Rago family from?

You can see how Rago families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rago family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Rago families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Rago family living in California. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rago's in USA. California and 2 other states had the highest population of Rago families in 1880.
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What did your Rago ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rago. 32% of Rago men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Rago women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rago were Barber and Operator. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Packer
  • Operator
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rago. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rago. For the veterans among your Rago ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rago lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rago life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rago in 1943 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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