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Rauch Name Meaning

variant of Rau. perhaps an occupational nickname for a blacksmith or charcoal burner, from Middle High German rouch, German Rauch ‘smoke’, or, in the case of the German name, a status name or nickname relating to a hearth tax (i.e. a tax that was calculated according to the number of fireplaces in each individual home).

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

Similar surnames: Rasch, Jauch, Rach, Auch, Mauch, Rausch, Ruch, Gauch, Rauth, Bauch

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Where is the Rauch family from?

You can see how Rauch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rauch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rauch families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Rauch families living in Ontario. This was about 87% of all the recorded Rauch's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rauch families in 1911.
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What did your Rauch ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rauch. 58% of Rauch men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Butcher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rauch. 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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There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Rauch. For the veterans among your Rauch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rauch lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rauch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rauch in 1940 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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