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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

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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Cabinet Maker

    20%
  • Collar Maker

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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Rakers Historical Records

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Rakers Life Expectancy

What is the average Rakers lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, 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.

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