Rhames Family History

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Rhames Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Rahmes, a habitational name from a place near Neuwied called Rahms.

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

Similar surnames: Rhame, Hamer, Chaves, Romes, Grames, Hames, Reames, Ramer, Rhynes

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Rhames Family Origin

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Rhames Family Occupations

What did your Rhames ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rhames occupation in the USA was Day Laborer. 20% of Rhames's were Day Laborers. Day Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rhames. A less common occupation for the Rhames family was Lumber Dealer.

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  • Day Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Lumber Dealer


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

Rhames Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rhames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhames 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 63 immigration records available for the last name Rhames. 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 356 military records available for the last name Rhames. For the veterans among your Rhames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rhames Life Expectancy

What is the average Rhames lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rhames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rhames in 1952 was 31, and 58 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rhames 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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