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Raffin Name Meaning

Italian (Venezia): from a pet form of the personal name Raffo.

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


Similar surnames: Goffin, Ruffin, Raskin, Giffin, Buffin, Raffa, Griffin, Ruffino, Raff

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Where is the Raffin family from?

You can see how Raffin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raffin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Raffin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Raffin families living in Quebec. This was about 63% of all the recorded Raffin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Raffin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raffin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raffin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Raffin. 60% of Raffin men worked as a Labourer.

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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
    60%
  • Miner
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raffin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raffin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raffin. 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 234 military records available for the last name Raffin. For the veterans among your Raffin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raffin lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Raffin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Raffin in 1962 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

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