Ranft Family History

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Ranft Name Meaning

German: nickname or topographic name, from Middle High German ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’ (see Ramp).

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


Similar surnames: Sanft, Ranz, Rann, Rank, Gant, Rast, Kraft, Grandt, Brandt, Hanf

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Ranft Family Origin

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Ranft Family Occupations

What did your Ranft ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

In 1880, the most common Ranft occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 10% of Ranft's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Ranft family was Laborer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ranft.

Source: Census data for Ranft | Data not to scale

Ranft Historical Records

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Ranft Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, Ranft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ranft in 1963 was 77, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ranft

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