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Raw Family History

Raw Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph. topographic name for someone who lived at a row (a hedgerow or a row of houses), from northern Middle English raw ‘row’, Old English raw.

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


Similar surnames: Ram, Ray, Rau, Maw, Law, Haw, Ras, Daw, Rew, Rad

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Where is the Raw family from?

You can see how Raw families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Raw family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Raw families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 29 Raw families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Raw's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Raw families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Raw surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Raw ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and House were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Raw. 26% of Raw men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Raw women worked as a House. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raw were Labourer and Housekeeper.

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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
    26%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Labourer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • House
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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What Raw family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Raw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raw 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raw. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Raw. For the veterans among your Raw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Raw lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Raw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Raw in 1963 was 82, and 87 in 2003.

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