Raitt Family History

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Raitt Name Meaning

habitational name from a place called Rait, of which there is one example in Perthshire. variant of Raith.

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

Similar surnames: Ritt, Raith, Rain, Gaito, Catt, Rabbitt, Rutt, Taitt, Naito, Fait

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Raitt Family Origin

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Raitt Family Occupations

What did your Raitt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raitt. The most common Raitt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Raitt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Raitt family was Brickman Factor.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Maker

  • Brickman Factor


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

Raitt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raitt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raitt 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Raitt. 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 Raitt. For the veterans among your Raitt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raitt Life Expectancy

What is the average Raitt lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Raitt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raitt in 1950 was 32, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raitt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raitt 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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