Raison Family History

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Raison Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and French: nickname for an intelligent person, from Middle English, Old French raison ‘reasoning’, ‘intellectual faculty’ (Latin ratio, genitive rationis).

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


Similar surnames: Faison, Ramson, Ranson, Maison, Rison, Hasson, Raybon, Farson, Ison

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Raison Family Origin

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Raison Family Occupations

What did your Raison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Raison occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Raison's were Farmers. Farmer, Nursery Man and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raison. A less common occupation for the Raison family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Nursery Man

    25%
  • Gardner

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Raison ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Raison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raison 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Raison. 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 Raison. For the veterans among your Raison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raison Life Expectancy

What is the average Raison lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Raison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Raison in 1957 was 63, and 47 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raison ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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