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Ragon Name Meaning

French: from the Germanic personal name Rago (from the oblique case), a short form of any of various names formed with with rag- ‘advice’.

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

Similar surnames: Dragon, Rayon, Malon, Rago, Macon, Bacon, Ramon, Ragone, Raglin

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Where is the Ragon family from?

You can see how Ragon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ragon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ragon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Ragon families living in Indiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Ragon's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Ragon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ragon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ragon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ragon. 24% of Ragon men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Ragon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ragon were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ragon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ragon 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 555 immigration records available for the last name Ragon. 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 Ragon. For the veterans among your Ragon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ragon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ragon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ragon in 1944 was 26, and 70 in 2004.

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