Rattray Family History

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Rattray Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a feudal barony in the former county of Perthshire, named from a British cognate of Gaelic ràth ‘fortress’ + a Pictish term cognate with Welsh tref ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Ratay, Lastra, Autry, Latty, Attaway, Stray, Ratley, Hattrup, Latta

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Rattray Family Origin

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Rattray Family Occupations

What did your Rattray ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Baker and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rattray. The most common Rattray occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Rattray's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rattray family was Corset Maker.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Baker

    14%
  • Bookkeeper

    7%
  • Corset Maker

    7%

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

Rattray Historical Records

What Rattray family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Rattray Life Expectancy

What is the average Rattray lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rattray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Rattray in 1945 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rattray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rattray 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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