Rayon Family History

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Rayon Name Meaning

Spanish (Rayón): augmentative of rayo ‘ray’, ‘beam’, ‘shaft (of light)’; its application as a surname is unclear. French: topographic name for someone who lived by cultivated land, from a variant of roion ‘furrow’. French: from a pet form of a personal name, either Rahier (see Rayer 1), or a Frenchified form of Rado (a short form of a compound Germanic personal name).

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

Similar surnames: Malon, Ragon, Baron, Rayo, Macon, Mayon, Bacon, Rayos, Ayon, Ramon

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Rayon Family Origin

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Rayon Family Occupations

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In 1921, Stenographer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Rayon.

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Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer

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Rayon Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 386 immigration records available for the last name Rayon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rayon. For the veterans among your Rayon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayon Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rayon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rayon in 1953 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

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