Ranft Family History

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Ranft Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Sanft, Hanft, Gant, Kant, Sant, Haft, Daft, Fant, Wanat, Want

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Ranft Family Origin

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Ranft Family Occupations

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

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Ranft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ranft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranft 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ranft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ranft. For the veterans among your Ranft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranft Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ranft 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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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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