Raffel Family History

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Raffel Name Meaning

English: variant of Raphael. German: nickname for someone who was loud or indiscreet, a blabbermouth, from Middle High German raffeln ‘to be noisy’, ‘to scold’. German: from an unexplained personal name, Raffo. Compare Raff.

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


Similar surnames: Raff, Riffel, Rassel, Rafael, Tafel, Rammel, Rachel, Haffer, Saffer

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Raffel Family Origin

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Raffel Family Occupations

What did your Raffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raffel. 15% of Raffel men worked as a Salesman and 40% of Raffel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raffel were Proprietor and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Secretary
    7%

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

Raffel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raffel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raffel 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 871 immigration records available for the last name Raffel. 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 Raffel. For the veterans among your Raffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Raffel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Raffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Raffel in 1946 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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