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Rarey Family History

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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Where is the Rarey family from?

You can see how Rarey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rarey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rarey families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Rarey families living in Ohio. This was about 86% of all the recorded Rarey's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rarey families in 1840.
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What did your Rarey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rarey. 29% of Rarey men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Rarey women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rarey were Spotter and Housewife. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Spotter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rarey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rarey 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 142 immigration records available for the last name Rarey. 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 490 military records available for the last name Rarey. For the veterans among your Rarey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rarey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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