Race Family History

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Race Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; Reaney suggests a nickname from Old French ras ‘clean shaven’, but he also cites documentary evidence of a personal name which probably also gave rise to the surname. Perhaps a variant of Dutch or German Rase. Slovenian (southwestern Slovenia): nickname from raca ‘duck’, formed with the suffix -e, used mainly of young people, possibly denoting someone who walked like a duck.

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

Similar surnames: Rase, Ace, Brace, Lace, Mace, Rach, Rake, Dace, Grace, Face

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Race Family Origin

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Race Family Occupations

What did your Race ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Race. 40% of Race men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Race women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Race were Engineer and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Labourer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Race Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 239,000 census records available for the last name Race. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Race 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Race. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Race. For the veterans among your Race ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Race Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Race life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Race in 1944 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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