Rahn Family History

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Rahn Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German ran ‘slim’, ‘slight’. from a short form of the Slavic personal name Ranislav.

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


Similar surnames: Rohn, Hahn, Gahn, Rahl, Ahn, Kahn, Rahm, Fahn, Bahn, Zahn

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Rahn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rahn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rahn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • European Jewish

    4%

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Rahn Family Origin

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Rahn Family Occupations

What did your Rahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Rahn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rahn. A less common occupation for the Rahn family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Rahn Historical Records

What Rahn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Rahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rahn 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rahn. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rahn. For the veterans among your Rahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rahn Life Expectancy

What is the average Rahn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rahn in 1950 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rahn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rahn 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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