Race Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; Reaney suggests a nickname from Old French ras ‘clean shaven’, but he also cites documentary evidence of a personal name which probably also gave rise to the surname. Perhaps a variant of Dutch or German Rase. Slovenian (southwestern Slovenia): nickname from raca ‘duck’, formed with the suffix -e, used mainly of young people, possibly denoting someone who walked like a duck.

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


Similar surnames: Rase, Ace, Brace, Lace, Mace, Rach, Rake, Dace, Grace, Face

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Race Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Race family was Blacksmith. The most common Race occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Race's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Race.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Race life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Race in 1944 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Race

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