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Rakowitz Name Meaning

Germanized form of Jewish (from Belarus) Rakovich and (from Poland) Rakowicz, habitational names from (respectively) the villages of Rakovichi in Belarus and Rakowo in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Rakowski, Kowitz, Janowicz, Borowitz, Moskowitz, Horowitz, Ravitz

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Rakowitz Family Origin

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Rakowitz Family Occupations

What did your Rakowitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rakowitz. 37% of Rakowitz men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Rakowitz women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rakowitz were Electrician and Beauty Serstor

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Cabinet Maker
    5%
  • Electrician
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Beauty Serstor
    6%

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

Rakowitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 936 census records available for the last name Rakowitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rakowitz 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 284 immigration records available for the last name Rakowitz. 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 174 military records available for the last name Rakowitz. For the veterans among your Rakowitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rakowitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Rakowitz lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Rakowitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rakowitz in 1959 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rakowitz

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