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Rainwater Name Meaning

Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.

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


Similar surnames: Panter, Rinner, Painter, Atwater, Bainter, Raiter, Rayner, Ranger

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Rainwater Family Origin

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Rainwater Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rainwater. The most common Rainwater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Rainwater's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rainwater family was Farm Laborer.

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Rainwater Historical Records

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Rainwater Life Expectancy

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