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Ratner Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic):: habitational name for someone from Ratno in Ukraine. 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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Where is the Ratner family from?

You can see how Ratner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ratner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Ratner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Ratner families living in Nebraska. This was about 75% of all the recorded Ratner's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Ratner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ratner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ratner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ratner. 26% of Ratner men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Ratner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ratner were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Ratner lifespan?

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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