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Raber Name Meaning

German and Swiss German:: apparently an occupational name for a turnip grower from an agent derivative of Middle High German rabe ‘turnip’. (also Räber): from an ancient Germanic personal name Radobert a compound of rād rāt ‘advice counsel’ + berht ‘bright famous’. (Räber): variant of Reber

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


Similar surnames: Reber, Rater, Rader, Graber, Rabel, Rayer, Naber, Haber, Raker, Reder

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Where is the Raber family from?

You can see how Raber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Raber families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Raber's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Raber families in 1911.
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What did your Raber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Raber. 100% of Raber men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Raber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raber 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raber. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Raber. For the veterans among your Raber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raber lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Raber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Raber in 1943 was 22, and 73 in 2004.

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