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Rauls Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Radulf, composed of rat ‘counsel’ + wolf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Rawls, Pauls, Rallis, Paul, Rahlf, Maul, Raum, Balls, Paule, Paula

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Where is the Rauls family from?

You can see how Rauls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rauls family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rauls families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Rauls families living in North Carolina. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rauls's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Rauls families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rauls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rauls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rauls. 44% of Rauls men worked as a Farmer and 41% of Rauls women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rauls were Labor and Laundress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farmer Amp Dairyman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rauls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rauls census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 113 immigration records available for the last name Rauls. 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 568 military records available for the last name Rauls. For the veterans among your Rauls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rauls lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rauls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rauls in 1956 was 71, and 62 in 2004.

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