Rakestraw Family History

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Rakestraw Name Meaning

English: nickname for a scavenger, from Old English racian ‘to rake’ + streaw ‘straw’. Americanized spelling of German Rockstroh.

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


Similar surnames: Straw, Rakes, Kustra, Raker, Keslar, Reeser, Haberstroh, Westray

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Rakestraw Family Origin

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Rakestraw Family Occupations

What did your Rakestraw ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Rakestraw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rakestraw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rakestraw 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 Rakestraw

Passenger List

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

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Rakestraw Life Expectancy

What is the average Rakestraw lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rakestraw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rakestraw in 1950 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rakestraw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rakestraw 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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