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Rakow Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from places so named near Grimmen in Pomerania and Doberan in Mecklenburg, or from some other similarly named place.

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


Similar surnames: Rackow, Barkow, Gadow, Jagow, Rachow, Grabow, Rambow, Krakow, Raco

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Rakow Family Origin

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Rakow Family Occupations

What did your Rakow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Capper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rakow. A less common occupation for the Rakow family was House Keeping. The most common Rakow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Rakow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Capper

    6%
  • House Keeping

    6%

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

Rakow Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rakow Life Expectancy

What is the average Rakow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rakow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rakow in 1945 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rakow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rakow 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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