Rarey Name Meaning

Of German origin: possibly a nickname from Middle Low German raren ‘to roar’. Perhaps in some cases an altered spelling of the Walloon French surname Rary, which Debrabandere suggests may be from a French form of the Germanic personal name Rairic, composed of the elements rad ‘counsel’ + ric ‘power(ful)’. Possibly in some cases a shortened form of Irish McCreary.

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


Similar surnames: Carey, Rasey, Rabey, Rater, Eavey, Harty, Maren, Raper, Rampey, Arey

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Rarey Family Origin

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Rarey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Grocer & Druggist

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rarey family was Carpenter & Joiner. Farmer, Grocer & Druggist and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rarey. The most common Rarey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Rarey's were Farmers.

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Between 1960 and 2004, Rarey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rarey in 1960 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rarey

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