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Ratcliffe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ratcliffe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ratcliffe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ratcliffe Family Origin

Where is the Ratcliffe family from?

Ratcliffe Family Occupations

What did your Ratcliffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ratcliffe. A less common occupation for the Ratcliffe family was Works On Farm. The most common Ratcliffe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Ratcliffe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ratcliffe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ratcliffe Historical Records

What Ratcliffe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Ratcliffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratcliffe 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Ratcliffe. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Ratcliffe. For the veterans among your Ratcliffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratcliffe Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratcliffe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ratcliffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ratcliffe in 1944 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ratcliffe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratcliffe 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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