Raman Family History

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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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Raman Family Origin

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Raman Family Occupations

What did your Raman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Hand and Sailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raman. The most common Raman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Raman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Raman family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Hand

  • Sailor

  • Blacksmith


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

Raman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Raman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raman 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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