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Rawe Name Meaning

English: from Middle English rawe (Old English rāw) ‘row’. The surname may be topographic signifying someone who lived by a hedgerow or in a row of houses in a street or habitational signifying someone who lived in a place so named such as Raw in Fylingdales (North Yorkshire). See also Rew and Rowe . English: nickname from Middle English raw(e) ‘raw (of a youth) ignorant unskilled’. English: from the Middle English personal name Raw a variant of Ralph . Compare Rawson and its rhyming pet forms Daw and Haw . North German: variant of Rave .

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

Similar surnames: Raye, Hawe, Dawe, Race, Grawe, Rave, Rowe, Rahe, Raw, Rape

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Where is the Rawe family from?

You can see how Rawe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rawe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rawe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Rawe families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Rawe's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rawe families in 1911.
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What did your Rawe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rawe. 24% of Rawe men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 76% of Rawe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rawe were Old Age Pensioner and Unpaid. .

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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 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
  • Cowman
  • Incapacitated
  • Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rawe. 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 795 military records available for the last name Rawe. For the veterans among your Rawe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rawe lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rawe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rawe in 1950 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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