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Rajala Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name for someone living near a border, from raja ‘boundary’, ‘border’ + the local suffix -la, or an ornamental name from the same elements. The surname was first recorded in the 17th century, and was adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is common in central and western Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Hakala, Rantala, Ojala, Maijala, Takala, Rajan, Hatala, Kujala

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rajala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rajala in 1948 was 54, and 62 in 2004.

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