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

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  • Miner Gold

    50%
  • Musician

    50%

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In 1880, Miner Gold and Musician were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Raia. The most common Raia occupation in the USA was Miner Gold. 50% of Raia's were Miner Golds.

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Raia Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raia

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