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Railsback Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Railsbach, a habitational name of uncertain origin, probably a reduced form of Raigelsbach, from Middle High German reigel ‘heron’ + bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’; or an altered spelling of Reulbach, a habitational name from a place so named in the Rhön Mountains in Hesse.

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


Similar surnames: Kalmbach, Albach, Raisbeck, Rasnick, Halbach, Weisbach, Griesbach

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Railsback Family Origin

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Railsback Family Occupations

What did your Railsback ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Railsback family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Railsback. The most common Railsback occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Railsback's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    56%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Railsback Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Railsback life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Railsback in 1940 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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