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Rainbow Name Meaning

English: altered form of an Old French personal name, Rainbaut, composed of the Germanic elements ragin ‘counsel’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. The form of the name has been affected by folk etymological association with the vocabulary word rainbow. Compare Rammel, Raybould. Translation of the German and Ashkenazic Jewish surname Regenbogen. The German name is a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rainbow, Middle High German regenboge. The Jewish name is ornamental from German Regenbogen, one of the group of ornamental names based on natural phenomena.

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

Similar surnames: Raine, Ranson, Rain, Rainier, Sandow, Rainford, Rannow, Grabow, Maino

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Rainbow Family Origin

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Rainbow Family Occupations

What did your Rainbow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rainbow. The most common Rainbow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Rainbow's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rainbow family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Rainbow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Rainbow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rainbow 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 Rainbow. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rainbow. For the veterans among your Rainbow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rainbow Life Expectancy

What is the average Rainbow lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rainbow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Rainbow in 1963 was 69, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rainbow 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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