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Raman Family History

Raman Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit rama ‘pleasing’, ‘charming’ (see Ram) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Rajan, Rama, Zaman, Rahman, Ramson, Rayman, Roman, Radman, Ryman

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Where is the Raman family from?

You can see how Raman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Raman family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Raman's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Raman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raman. 37% of Raman men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Raman women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raman were Miner and Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Electrician
    5%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
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What Raman family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Raman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raman. 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 Cards

There are 511 military records available for the last name Raman. For the veterans among your Raman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raman lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Raman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Raman in 1963 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

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