Rafael Family History

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Rafael Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Galician: from the personal name Rafael (see Raphael). Jewish: variant spelling of Raphael.

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

Similar surnames: Raffel, Rammel, Raffaele, Rangel, Raphael, Rassel, Casal, Hamel

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Rafael Family Origin

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Rafael Family Occupations

What did your Rafael ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rafael occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Rafael's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rafael family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Dlr In Birds were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rafael.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Dlr In Birds

  • Farming


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

Rafael Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rafael Life Expectancy

What is the average Rafael lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rafael life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Rafael in 1958 was 67, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rafael

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rafael 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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