Rao Name Meaning

Italian: from a reduced form of the personal name Radulfo, composed of hrod ‘renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’ (see Rolf). Indian (southern and western states and Orissa): Hindu name found among several communities, from Sanskrit raja ‘king’. It is freely added by men to their forename in several communities of Maharashtra, Goa, and Andhra Pradesh. Chinese : from the name of an area called Rao, which existed in the state of Zhao during the Warring States period (403–221 bc).

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


Similar surnames: Raj, Rai, Ram, Bao, Mao, Rau, Ray, Cao, Raco, Gao

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Rao Family Origin

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Rao Family Occupations

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  • Night Watchman

    100%

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In 1881, the most common Rao occupation in the UK was Night Watchman. 100% of Rao's were Night Watchmans.

Source: Census data for Rao | Data not to scale

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Rao Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Rao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Rao in 1943 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rao

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