Raj Name Meaning

Indian (northern and southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit raja ‘king’. In the northern states, it probably evolved into a family name from use as the final element of a compound personal name such as Prithviraj ‘king of the earth’ . In South India it is used only as a male given name, but it has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. among people from South India. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states, it is a variant of Rajan.

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

Similar surnames: Ram, Rao, Raja, Ray, Rai, Ras, Rau, Raw, Das, Raju

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Raj Family Origin

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Raj Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Raj occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Raj's were Farmers.

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Census Record

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Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Raj life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Raj in 1967 was 47, and 54 in 2004.

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