Rafuse Family History

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Rafuse Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin; found mainly in Nova Scotia. Possibly an altered spelling of German Rehfuss ‘deer foot’, a nickname for someone who was fleet of foot, or Raufuss, a nickname for a crude man from Middle High German ruh fuoz ‘hairy foot’.

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


Similar surnames: Sause, Krause, Rauser, Raus, Rasey, Rouse, Brause, Rauch, Ruge, Taube

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Rafuse Family Origin

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Rafuse Family Occupations

What did your Rafuse ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Rafuse. 28% of Rafuse men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Rafuse women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rafuse were Cooper and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Fisherman
    5%
  • Cooper
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Servant
    8%

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

Rafuse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rafuse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rafuse 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rafuse. 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 717 military records available for the last name Rafuse. For the veterans among your Rafuse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rafuse Life Expectancy

What is the average Rafuse lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rafuse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rafuse in 1947 was 18, and 69 in 2004.

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