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Rasey Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Compare Racy, Racey. Possibly an altered spelling of Swiss German Rasi (see Rase 4) or of Dutch Rasy, a metonymic occupational name for someone who weighed out or measured corn, from Middle Dutch razier ‘corn measure’.

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


Similar surnames: Rarey, Basey, Razey, Rase, Racey, Rabey, Ramsey, Kasey, Raper, Causey

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Where is the Rasey family from?

You can see how Rasey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rasey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rasey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Rasey families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rasey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rasey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rasey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rasey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rasey. 29% of Rasey men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Rasey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rasey were Machinist and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    27%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rasey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rasey 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 403 immigration records available for the last name Rasey. 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 787 military records available for the last name Rasey. For the veterans among your Rasey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rasey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rasey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rasey in 1963 was 78, and 80 in 2004.

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