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Raba Surname Meaning

Polish: status name from rab ‘servant; slave’ or an altered form of German Rabe . Compare Hungarian and Czech name Rab . Czech: variant of Rab or a nickname from the dialect rabit se ‘to get excited’. German: probably a variant of Rabe . Hungarian (Rába): habitational name from a place called Rába or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived by the river Rába a tributary of the Danube in western Hungary. French (southern): from a dialect variant of rabe ‘turnip oilseed rape’ (itself a southern form of rave) applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grower of turnips or rape or perhaps as a derisory nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Kaba, Rada, Rana, Rapa, Rama, Riba, Baba, Haba, Raia, Gaba

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Where is the Raba family from?

You can see how Raba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raba family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Raba families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Raba family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Raba's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Raba families in 1911.
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What did your Raba ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raba. 28% of Raba men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Raba women worked as a Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Labor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Raba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 594 immigration records available for the last name Raba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 578 military records available for the last name Raba. For the veterans among your Raba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raba lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Raba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Raba in 1963 was 75, and 44 in 2004.

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