Rayes Family History

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Rayes Name Meaning

English: unexplained. variant of Spanish Rayas. Muslim: variant of Rais.

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


Similar surnames: Games, Rakes, Raye, Hayes, Rayer, Ranes, Rayos, Ways, Bayes, Raes

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Rayes Family Origin

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Rayes Family Occupations

What did your Rayes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rayes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rayes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rayes family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayes.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Rayes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rayes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayes 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rayes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rayes. For the veterans among your Rayes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayes Life Expectancy

What is the average Rayes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rayes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rayes in 1942 was 36, and 37 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rayes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rayes 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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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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