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Raj Name Meaning

Indian (northern and southern states): from a personal name based on Sanskrit rājā ‘king’. In the northern states it probably evolved into a surname from use as the final element of a compound personal name such as Prithviraj ‘king of the earth’. Among Tamil and Malayalam speakers who have migrated from their home states it is a variant of Rajan . — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames the southern Indian name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Polish: nickname from raj ‘heaven paradise’ or a derivative of the verb raić ‘to pander’. Slovenian: probably a nickname from raj ‘heaven paradise’. Compare Ray .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ram, Rao, Raja, Ray, Rai, Ras, Rau, Raw, Das, Raju

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You can see how Raj families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raj family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Raj families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Raj families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Raj's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Raj families in 1911.
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Census Records

There are 575 census records available for the last name Raj. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raj census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 773 immigration records available for the last name Raj. 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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There are 539 military records available for the last name Raj. For the veterans among your Raj ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raj lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Raj life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Raj in 1967 was 47, and 54 in 2004.

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