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Rabe Surname Meaning

German: from Middle High German rab(e) rapp(e) ‘raven’ hence a nickname for someone with black hair or some other supposed resemblance to the bird. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a raven. German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name containing the element hraban ‘raven’. English and Scottish: variant of Rabb .

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

Similar surnames: Rave, Raber, Rube, Rahe, Gabe, Rase, Rape, Race, Rauer, Rake

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Where is the Rabe family from?

You can see how Rabe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rabe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rabe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 13 Rabe families living in Lancashire. This was about 42% of all the recorded Rabe's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Rabe families in 1891.
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What did your Rabe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rabe. 100% of Rabe 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
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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rabe. 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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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Rabe. For the veterans among your Rabe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rabe lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rabe in 1955 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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