Raia Family History

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Raia Name Meaning

topographic name from Sicilian raia ‘smilax’ (a climbing shrub). from Sicilian raja ‘ray’, ‘skate’ (the fish), presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller. from Arabic rayah ‘flag’.

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


Similar surnames: Raba, Rapa, Rana, Rain, Raya, Rais, Rada, Rai, Rama, Baba

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Raia Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Raia name?

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

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  • Italy

    35%

  • England & Wales

    17%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    8%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

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Raia Family Origin

Where is the Raia family from?

Raia Family Occupations

What did your Raia ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Miner Gold and Musician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Raia. The most common Raia occupation in the USA was Miner Gold. 50% of Raia's were Miner Golds.

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  • Miner Gold

    50%
  • Musician

    50%

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

Raia Historical Records

What Raia family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raia 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raia. 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 Raia. For the veterans among your Raia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raia Life Expectancy

What is the average Raia lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Raia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Raia in 1951 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raia

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raia 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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