Rask Family History

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Rask Name Meaning

Danish and Swedish: nickname from rask ‘quick’; in Sweden, a soldier’s name.

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

Similar surnames: Rank, Ras, Kask, Rasp, Ask, Rak, Raak, Raso, Rack, Hast

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Rask Family Origin

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Rask Family Occupations

What did your Rask ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rask. 20% of Rask men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rask women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rask were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rask Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rask. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rask 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rask. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rask. For the veterans among your Rask ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rask Life Expectancy

What is the average Rask lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rask life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rask in 1953 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rask ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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