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Rab Surname Meaning

German: variant of Raab (see Rabe ). Hungarian: status name from rab ‘slave prisoner’. Czech (mainly Ráb): nickname from Middle High German rab(e) ‘raven’ or an altered form of the German name Raab . Alternatively it may be from the same (archaic) word as the Hungarian name above. Muslim (Indian subcontinent): from the Arabic personal name Rabb ‘lord sustainer’. Ar-Rabb is an attribute of Allah (see the Koran ‘All praise belongs to Allah the lord of the universe.’) giving rise to the compound name ʿAbd al-Rabb ʿAbdul-Rabb ʿAbdur-Rabb ‘servant of the Lord’.

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


Similar surnames: Ram, Ras, Ray, Raj, Rao, Rak, Drab, Raba, Rau, Raby

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You can see how Rab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rab family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rab families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Rab families living in Lancashire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Rab's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Rab families in 1891.
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What did your Rab ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rab. 100% of Rab women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rab. For the veterans among your Rab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rab lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Rab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Rab in 1967 was 73, and 84 in 2004.

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