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Raker Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name, Raghar, composed of rag- ‘advice’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Germanized spelling of Slovenian Rakar, occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish (see Rak).

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


Similar surnames: Rager, Rader, Rayer, Rater, Raber, Roker, Braker, Reker, Haker, Baker

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Raker Family Origin

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Raker Family Occupations

What did your Raker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Raker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Raker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Raker family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raker.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Raker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Raker

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Raker. 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 Raker. For the veterans among your Raker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raker Life Expectancy

What is the average Raker lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Raker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Raker in 1944 was 24, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raker 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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