Rathjen Family History

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Rathjen Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic from a pet form of Rath 2.

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

Similar surnames: Rathje, Rathe, Rathke, Rathel, Matzen, Detjen, Batten, Mattsen

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Rathjen Family Origin

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Rathjen Family Occupations

What did your Rathjen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Clerk In Store and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rathjen. The most common Rathjen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Rathjen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rathjen family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Clerk In Store

  • Gardner

  • Grocer


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

Rathjen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rathjen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathjen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rathjen. 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 Rathjen. For the veterans among your Rathjen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rathjen Life Expectancy

What is the average Rathjen lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rathjen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rathjen in 1960 was 55, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rathjen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathjen 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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