Rayon Family History

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Rayon Name Meaning

Spanish (Rayón): augmentative of rayo ‘ray’, ‘beam’, ‘shaft (of light)’; its application as a surname is unclear. French: topographic name for someone who lived by cultivated land, from a variant of roion ‘furrow’. French: from a pet form of a personal name, either Rahier (see Rayer 1), or a Frenchified form of Rado (a short form of a compound Germanic personal name).

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

Similar surnames: Malon, Ragon, Baron, Rayo, Macon, Mayon, Bacon, Rayos, Ayon, Ramon

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Rayon Family Origin

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Rayon Family Occupations

What did your Rayon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Drives Wagon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayon. A less common occupation for the Rayon family was Keeping House. The most common Rayon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rayon's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Drives Wagon

  • Keeping House


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Rayon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rayon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayon 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Rayon. 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 Rayon. For the veterans among your Rayon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayon Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rayon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rayon in 1953 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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