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Raso Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: nickname for someone with close-cropped hair, from raso ‘level’, ‘smooth’, ‘bare’; alternatively, the Italian name may correspond to the past participle rasato, meaning ‘shaven’. Raso also means ‘satin’, and in some cases the name may have arisen from this sense of the word. Portuguese, Galician and Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Raso, in Portugal, and in A Coruña (Galicia) and Ávila provinces.

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


Similar surnames: Ramo, Ras, Rayo, Rase, Raco, Rast, Rao, Razo, Rado, Riso

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Where is the Raso family from?

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

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raso. 34% of Raso men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Raso women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raso were Barber and Seamstress.

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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
    34%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Barber
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    28%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Seamstress
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Raso. 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 686 military records available for the last name Raso. For the veterans among your Raso ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raso lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Raso life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raso in 1958 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

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