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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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%
  • Drives Wagon

    13%
  • Keeping House

    13%

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In 1880, the most common Rayon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Rayon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Drives Wagon were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayon. A less common occupation for the Rayon family was Keeping House.

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Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rayon

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