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Rakers Name Meaning

occupational name for a hangman or torturer, from a derivative of Middle Dutch racke ‘rack’. from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch raken ‘to rake’, presumably an metonymic occupational name for a farmer.

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


Similar surnames: Rake, Roker, Akers, Baker, Raker, Roers, Ramer, Ryker, Travers, Raser

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Rakers Family Origin

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Rakers Family Occupations

What did your Rakers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rakers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Rakers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rakers family was Laborer. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Collar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rakers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Cabinet Maker

    20%
  • Collar Maker

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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

Rakers Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rakers Life Expectancy

What is the average Rakers lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rakers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Rakers in 1962 was 88, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rakers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rakers 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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