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Ras Name Meaning

Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Razo a derivative of compound names with the first element rād ‘counsel’. Polish (Raś) and Czech (Raš): from a short form of any of various Slavic personal names with the first element rad ‘merry glad’ or rat ‘battle’ especially Polish Radosław and Czech Radoslav. The homonymous Sorbian surname Raš is found in Germanized forms only (see Rasch and Rasche ). Compare Rash . German: variant of Rase . French: nickname for someone with closely cropped hair from Old French rasé ‘shaven’ (from Latin rasus). Catalan and southern French: topographic name for someone who lived on bare barren land from Catalan and Occitan ras ‘shorn bare peeled’. Spanish: from ras ‘level’ (ultimately from Latin radere ‘to scrape’) perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived on flat land.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rase, Rais, Ray, Ram, Sas, Rau, Ros, Mas, Vas, Bas

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You can see how Ras families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ras family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ras families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ras family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Ras's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Ras families in 1840.
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What did your Ras ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Linotype Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ras. 22% of Ras men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Ras women worked as a Linotype Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ras were Truck Driver and Operator. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Linotype Operator
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Operator
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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Ras. For the veterans among your Ras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ras lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Ras in 1958 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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