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Rayos Name Meaning

Spanish: from the plural of rayo ‘ray (of light)’ or ‘lightning’ hence perhaps a nickname for a cheerful or quick person.

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


Similar surnames: Rayo, Rayon, Rayas, Ramos, Rayes, Rokos, Matos, Raposa, Manos, Raybon

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Where is the Rayos family from?

You can see how Rayos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rayos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Rayos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Rayos families living in Manitoba. This was about 56% of all the recorded Rayos's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Rayos families in 1911.
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What did your Rayos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Rayos. 53% of Rayos men worked as a Laborer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    53%
  • Day Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    22%
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Census Records

There are 949 census records available for the last name Rayos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayos census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 188 immigration records available for the last name Rayos. 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 140 military records available for the last name Rayos. For the veterans among your Rayos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rayos lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rayos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rayos in 1962 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

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