Araya Family History

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Araya Name Meaning

Castilianized form of Basque and Catalan Araia, a habitational name from any of various places called Araia, for example in Araba, Basque Country, and Catelló de la Plana, Valencia. Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Araya, as for example the one in Canary Islands. Japanese: meaning ‘wild valley’ or ‘new valley’; found in eastern Japan and pronounced Aratani in western Japan. Neither version is particularly common.

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

Similar surnames: Arata, Amaya, Anaya, Rada, Arana, Arauz, Araki, Aranda, Raya, Ariza

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Araya Family Origin

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Araya Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Araya. 75% of Araya men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Seaman

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Araya Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 114 military records available for the last name Araya. For the veterans among your Araya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Araya Life Expectancy

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Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Araya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Araya in 1967 was 69, and 85 in 2004.

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