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Rausch Name Meaning

German: nickname for a noisy person from a noun derivative of Middle High German rūschen ‘to make a rustling noise’. German: topographic name for someone who lived by a swamp from Middle High German rusch(e) ‘reed’. Compare Rousch . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Rausch ‘intoxication ecstasy’ one of surnames assigned at random by Austrian clerks.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Raisch, Rusch, Rasch, Tausch, Rauch, Lausch, Bausch, Rauser, Dausch

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Where is the Rausch family from?

You can see how Rausch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rausch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rausch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rausch family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rausch's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Rausch families in 1840.
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What did your Rausch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rausch. 18% of Rausch men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Rausch women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rausch were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rausch. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Rausch. For the veterans among your Rausch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rausch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rausch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Rausch in 1940 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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