Rathbone Family History

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Rathbone Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from Radbourn in Warwickshire or Radbourne in Derbyshire, both of which get their names from Old English hreod ‘reeds’ (a collective singular) + burna ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Rathfon, Richmond, Ramson, Rampone, Trone, Rhone, Rushton, Tyrone

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Rathbone Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rathbone name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rathbone. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Rathbone Family Origin

Where is the Rathbone family from?

Rathbone Family Occupations

What did your Rathbone ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Teacher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rathbone. The most common Rathbone occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Rathbone's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Teacher


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Rathbone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Rathbone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathbone 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rathbone. 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 Rathbone. For the veterans among your Rathbone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rathbone Life Expectancy

What is the average Rathbone lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rathbone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rathbone in 1951 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathbone 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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