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Raby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Merseyside (formerly in Cheshire) and County Durham or from Roby in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire). The first is named from Old Scandinavian rá ‘pole’ + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. French: variant of Rabin. German: habitational name from Raby in Bohemia or perhaps from Rabingen in Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Roby, Ray, Raba, Rabey, Carby, Ramm, Canby, Aaby, Way, Irby

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Raby Family Origin

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Raby Family Occupations

What did your Raby ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Raby occupation in Canada was Notaire. 13% of Raby's were Notaires. Notaire, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raby. A less common occupation for the Raby family was School.

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  • Notaire

    13%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Journalier

    9%
  • School

    7%

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

Raby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raby 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Raby. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Raby. For the veterans among your Raby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raby Life Expectancy

What is the average Raby lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Raby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Raby in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raby

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raby 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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