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Raska Family History

Raska Name Meaning

Czech (Raška): from a pet form of any of various Slavic personal names formed with rad- ‘joyful’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Raske, Laska, Radka, Kaska, Rada, Radke, Gaska, Jarka, Kaske, Raak

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Where is the Raska family from?

You can see how Raska families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raska family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Raska families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Raska families living in Illinois. This was about 55% of all the recorded Raska's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Raska families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raska surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raska ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raska. 46% of Raska men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Raska women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raska were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    46%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
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What Raska family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Raska. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raska 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 404 immigration records available for the last name Raska. 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 561 military records available for the last name Raska. For the veterans among your Raska ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raska lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Raska life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Raska in 1963 was 75, and 68 in 2004.

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