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Racine Family History

Racine Name Meaning

French:: from racine ‘root’ used as a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of root vegetables or a nickname for a tenacious and stubborn man. habitational name from (La) Racine the name of several places in various parts of France. Compare Root 6 and Russell

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

Similar surnames: Radice, Raine, Laine, Reine, Saline, Maine, Rapin, Maline, Marine

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Where is the Racine family from?

You can see how Racine families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Racine family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Racine families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,311 Racine families living in Quebec. This was about 88% of all the recorded Racine's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Racine families in 1911.
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What did your Racine ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Couturire were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Racine. 27% of Racine men worked as a Cultivateur and 12% of Racine women worked as a Couturire. Some less common occupations for Americans named Racine were Fils De Cultivateur and Journalier. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Fils De Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Couturire
  • Modiste
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Racine. 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 Racine. For the veterans among your Racine ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Racine lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Racine life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Racine in 1950 was 26, and 67 in 2004.

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