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Rais Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ra?is ‘leader’, also found in combinations such as Ra?is ud-Din ‘leader of religion’. German and Swiss German: from the personal name Ragiso, a pet form of any of the Germanic compound names beginning with the element rag-, a short form of ragin ‘advice’. German and Czech: Slavic spelling of German Reis. German and Czech: from an altered short form of the Biblical personal name Zacharias.

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


Similar surnames: Ras, Reis, Ris, Mais, Lais, Hain, Main, Rain, Lail, Mis

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Where is the Rais family from?

You can see how Rais families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rais family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Rais families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Rais families living in Illinois. This was about 28% of all the recorded Rais's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Rais families in 1880.
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What did your Rais ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rais. 36% of Rais men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Rais women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rais were Butcher and Laborer.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Butcher
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rais. 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 743 military records available for the last name Rais. For the veterans among your Rais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rais lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Rais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rais in 1944 was 56, and 84 in 2003.

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