Raba Name Meaning

French: from a dialect variant of rabe ‘turnip’, ‘oilseed rape’ (itself a southern form of rave); a metonymic occupational name for a grower of turnips or rape, or perhaps a derisory nickname. Hungarian (Rába): habitational name from a place called Rába, or alternatively a topographic name for someone who lived by the river Rába, a tributary of the Danube in western Hungary. The name also occurs in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Kaba, Rada, Rana, Rapa, Rama, Riba, Baba, Haba, Raia, Gaba

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Raba Family Origin

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Raba Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Grocer

    20%
  • Keeper Of Restaurant

    20%
  • Works In Brickyard

    20%

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In 1880, the most common Raba occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Raba's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Raba family was Works In Brickyard. Farmer, Grocer and Keeper Of Restaurant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raba.

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Between 1963 and 2004, Raba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Raba in 1963 was 75, and 44 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raba

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