Raphael Family History

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Raphael Name Meaning

Jewish, French, English, and German: from the Hebrew personal name Refael composed of the elements rafa ‘to heal’ + el ‘God’. This is the name of one of the archangels, but for some reason it was less popular among Christians in the Middle Ages, except perhaps in Italy, than those of the archangels Michael and Gabriel.

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


Similar surnames: Rachel, Rahal, Appel, Rammel, Raffel, Apfel, Lapham, Happel, Wachtel

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Raphael Family Origin

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Raphael Family Occupations

What did your Raphael ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Raphael. 22% of Raphael men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Merchant
    22%
  • Cheese Maker
    15%
  • Tailor
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
    100%

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

Raphael Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Raphael. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raphael 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Raphael. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Raphael. For the veterans among your Raphael ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raphael Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Raphael life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Raphael in 1948 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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