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Raphael Name Meaning

Jewish, French, English, and German: from the Hebrew personal name Refael composed of the elements rafa ‘to heal’ + el ‘God’. This is the name of one of the archangels, but for some reason it was less popular among Christians in the Middle Ages, except perhaps in Italy, than those of the archangels Michael and Gabriel.

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


Similar surnames: Rachel, Rahal, Appel, Rammel, Raffel, Apfel, Lapham, Happel, Wachtel

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Raphael Family Origin

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Raphael Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    15%
  • Tailor

    13%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Pedler

    3%

In 1880, Laborer, Tailor and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raphael. A less common occupation for the Raphael family was Pedler. The most common Raphael occupation in the USA was Laborer. 15% of Raphael's were Laborers.

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Raphael Historical Records

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Raphael Life Expectancy

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Famous Raphael Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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