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Rahn Family History

Rahn Name Meaning

nickname from Middle High German ran ‘slim’, ‘slight’. from a short form of the Slavic personal name Ranislav.

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


Similar surnames: Rohn, Hahn, Gahn, Rahl, Ahn, Kahn, Rahm, Fahn, Bahn, Zahn

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Where is the Rahn family from?

You can see how Rahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rahn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 70 Rahn families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Rahn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rahn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rahn. 67% of Rahn men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Labourer
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Rahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rahn 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rahn. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rahn. For the veterans among your Rahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rahn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rahn in 1950 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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