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Raleigh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Raleigh in Devon, recorded in Domesday Book as Radeleia, from Old English read ‘red’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Leigh, Farleigh, Cobleigh, Rawleigh, Sleigh, Haigh, Ralph, Eveleigh

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Raleigh Family Origin

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Raleigh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Raleigh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Raleigh's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raleigh. A less common occupation for the Raleigh family was Carpenter.

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Raleigh Historical Records

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Raleigh Life Expectancy

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Famous Raleigh Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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