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Rayson Name Meaning

English:: variant of Reason . patronymic from the Middle English (and Old French) personal name Ray + -son.

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

Similar surnames: Ranson, Wayson, Ramson, Rapson, Rayon, Mayson, Payson, Jason, Pawson

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Where is the Rayson family from?

You can see how Rayson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rayson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rayson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 61 Rayson families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Rayson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rayson families in 1911.
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What did your Rayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Rayson. 60% of Rayson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Painter
  • Laborer
  • Teamster
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Rayson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rayson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rayson. For the veterans among your Rayson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rayson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Rayson in 1956 was 57, and 57 in 2004.

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