Ratner Family History

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Ratner Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Ratno in Ukraine or Rathenau near Brandenburg. occupational name from Yiddish rat ‘council’ + the agent suffix -ner.

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

Similar surnames: Rater, Rather, Radner, Rahner, Rauner, Kasner, Rasner, Rayner

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Ratner Family Origin

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Ratner Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ratner occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 100% of Ratner's were Carpenters.

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Ratner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Ratner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Ratner. 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 Ratner. For the veterans among your Ratner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratner Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ratner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ratner in 1953 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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