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Raffa Family History

Raffa Name Meaning

from the old Germanic personal name Raffo, possibly a feminized form. habitational name from Raffa, a locality of Puegnano del Garda in Brescia province. This source is unlikely to have contributed greatly to the American surname, since it belongs to an area (Lombardy) outside the main sources of migration to the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Raffo, Raff, Razza, Rada, Kafka, Rana, Reff, Raya, Raba, Raffin

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Where is the Raffa family from?

You can see how Raffa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raffa family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Raffa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Raffa families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded Raffa's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Raffa families in 1911.
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What did your Raffa ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Raffa. .

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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

  • Labourer
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Raffa. 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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There are 791 military records available for the last name Raffa. For the veterans among your Raffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raffa lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Raffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raffa in 1951 was 54, and 85 in 2004.

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