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Raghavan Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit raghava ‘derived from Raghu’, ‘descendant of Raghu’ (an epithet of the god Rama, incarnation of Vishnu) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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


Similar surnames: Sankaran, Mahajan, Canavan, Rahman, Ramadan, Ashman, Mahan, Lagana

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Raghavan Family Origin

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Raghavan Family Occupations

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Raghavan Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Raghavan. For the veterans among your Raghavan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raghavan Life Expectancy

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Between 1976 and 2004, in the United States, Raghavan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raghavan in 1976 was 32, and 92 in 2004.

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