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Raun Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Rowan. German and Danish: habitational name from a place so named near Plauen, eastern Germany. Danish: nickname from ravn ‘raven’.

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

Similar surnames: Rain, Daun, Rauen, Rau, Hain, Rawn, Raum, Braun, Laun, Rahn

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Where is the Raun family from?

You can see how Raun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raun families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Raun families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 71% of all the recorded Raun's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Raun families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raun. 23% of Raun men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Raun women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raun were Operator and Shoe Worker. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Shoe Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raun 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 717 immigration records available for the last name Raun. 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 Raun. For the veterans among your Raun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raun lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Raun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raun in 1963 was 78, and 91 in 2004.

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