Rayo Family History

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Rayo Name Meaning

Catalan (Rayó): variant of Relló, nickname from relló, a derivative of rella ‘ploughshare’. Spanish (from Asturian-Leonese): Castilianized variant of Rayu, habitational name from El Rayu, a town in Asturies. Spanish: possibly from rayo ‘flash of lightning’, which may be a nickname in the sense ‘lively’.

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

Similar surnames: Cayo, Ray, Raso, Vayo, Rayos, Rado, Rayon, Raya, Raco, Ramo

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Rayo Family Origin

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Rayo Family Occupations

What did your Rayo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Fruit Peddler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rayo. 12% of Rayo men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rayo women worked as a Fruit Peddler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rayo were Farmer and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farm
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Fruit Peddler
  • Bookkeeper
  • Contometer Operator
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rayo Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rayo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayo 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Rayo. 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 178 military records available for the last name Rayo. For the veterans among your Rayo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayo Life Expectancy

What is the average Rayo lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Rayo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Rayo in 1969 was 66, and 57 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rayo 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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