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Raske Family History

Raske Name Meaning

Germanized form of Polish Raszka Sorbian Rašk and Raška (see Raschke ) and possibly also of some other similar (like-sounding) Slavic surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Raska, Rase, Radke, Roske, Haske, Paske, Maske, Sasse, Kaske, Faske

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Where is the Raske family from?

You can see how Raske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raske family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Raske families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Raske families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Raske's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Raske families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Raske. 35% of Raske men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Raske women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raske were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Raske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raske census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 351 immigration records available for the last name Raske. 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 Cards

There are 338 military records available for the last name Raske. For the veterans among your Raske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raske lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Raske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Raske in 1955 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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