Raby Family History

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Raby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places so named in Merseyside (formerly in Cheshire) and County Durham or from Roby in Merseyside (formerly in Lancashire). The first is named from Old Scandinavian rá ‘pole’ + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. French: variant of Rabin. German: habitational name from Raby in Bohemia or perhaps from Rabingen in Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Roby, Ray, Raba, Rabey, Carby, Ramm, Canby, Aaby, Way, Irby

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Raby Family Origin

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Raby Family Occupations

What did your Raby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Raby. 14% of Raby men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Raby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raby were Incapacitated and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Raby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Raby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raby census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raby. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Raby. For the veterans among your Raby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raby Life Expectancy

What is the average Raby lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Raby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Raby in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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