Raith Family History

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Raith Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Raith near Monkton in Ayrshire. German and Swiss German: topographic name from a common field name, probably related to Middle High German reute ‘forest clearing’ (see Reuter). German: nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German reit ‘frizzy’, ‘curly’.

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

Similar surnames: Rath, Rauth, Reith, Raisch, Fait, Rieth, Laich, Rain, Ritt, Rauch

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Raith Family Origin

Where is the Raith family from?

Raith Family Occupations

What did your Raith ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Raith family was Waiter. The most common Raith occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 25% of Raith's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Dressmaker and Forgeron were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raith.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Dressmaker

  • Forgeron

  • Waiter


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

Raith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raith 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Raith. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Raith. For the veterans among your Raith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raith Life Expectancy

What is the average Raith lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Raith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raith in 1958 was 58, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raith

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raith 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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