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

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Raith Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Dressmaker

    25%
  • Forgeron

    25%
  • Waiter

    25%

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

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Raith Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raith

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