Ratte Family History

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Ratte Name Meaning

German: from Middle German ratte ‘rat’, hence a nickname from the animal, perhaps for a sly and agile individual. Dutch: possibly a nickname from Middle Dutch ratte ‘rat’ (see 1).

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

Similar surnames: Matte, Ratto, Rutter, Rahe, Satter, Bratt, Raiter, Gatt, Ratke, Rayle

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Ratte Family Origin

Where is the Ratte family from?

Ratte Family Occupations

What did your Ratte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ratte occupation in the USA was Jeweller. 25% of Ratte's were Jewellers. A less common occupation for the Ratte family was Works In Cotton Mill. Jeweller, Laborer and Scythe Polisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ratte.

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  • Jeweller

  • Laborer

  • Scythe Polisher

  • Works In Cotton Mill


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

Ratte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Ratte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratte 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 804 immigration records available for the last name Ratte. 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 795 military records available for the last name Ratte. For the veterans among your Ratte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratte Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratte lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ratte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Ratte in 1951 was 48, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ratte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratte 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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