Raia Family History

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Raia Name Meaning

topographic name from Sicilian raia ‘smilax’ (a climbing shrub). from Sicilian raja ‘ray’, ‘skate’ (the fish), presumably a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or fish seller. from Arabic rayah ‘flag’.

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


Similar surnames: Raba, Rapa, Rana, Rain, Raya, Rais, Rada, Rai, Rama, Baba

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Raia Family Origin

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Raia Family Occupations

What did your Raia ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raia. 9% of Raia men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Raia women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raia were Operator and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    9%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Presser
    4%
  • Operator
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    16%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Finisher
    4%
  • Machine Operator
    4%

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

Raia Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raia. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raia 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raia. 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 Raia. For the veterans among your Raia ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raia Life Expectancy

What is the average Raia lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Raia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Raia in 1951 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

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