Rarey Family History

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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

What did your Rarey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer & Druggist

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter & Joiner


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Rarey Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rarey Life Expectancy

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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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