Raya Family History

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Raya Name Meaning

Galician and Spanish: possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Spanish: possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya ‘line’, denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.

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

Similar surnames: Rama, Rada, Rana, Rayo, Rapa, Ray, Araya, Raba, Rayas, Maya

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Raya Family Origin

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Raya Family Occupations

What did your Raya ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Raya occupation in Canada was Menuisier. 100% of Raya's were Menuisiers.

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  • Menuisier


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Raya Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raya 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Raya. 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 597 military records available for the last name Raya. For the veterans among your Raya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raya Life Expectancy

What is the average Raya lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Raya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raya in 1950 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raya 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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