Raker Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Raker Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name, Raghar, composed of rag- ‘advice’ + hari, heri ‘army’. Germanized spelling of Slovenian Rakar, occupational name for someone who caught and sold crayfish (see Rak).

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


Similar surnames: Rager, Rader, Rayer, Rater, Raber, Roker, Braker, Reker, Haker, Baker

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with a family member and we'll do the searching for you.

Raker Family Origin

Where is the Raker family from?

Raker Family Occupations

What did your Raker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Raker. 22% of Raker men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Raker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raker were Truck Driver and Waitress

View Census data for Raker | Data not to scale

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Raker Historical Records

What Raker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Raker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Raker

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raker. 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.

View all Raker immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Raker. For the veterans among your Raker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Raker military records

You've only scratched the surface of Raker family history.

Raker Life Expectancy

What is the average Raker lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Raker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Raker in 1944 was 24, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raker

Famous Raker Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name