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Rahlf Surname Meaning

German: from a shortened form of the personal name Rahloff a variant of Radolf (see Radloff ).

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

Similar surnames: Rohlf, Ahlf, Rahl, Alf, Rauls, Pahl, Bahl, Rahn, Rolf, Ahl

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Where is the Rahlf family from?

You can see how Rahlf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rahlf family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Rahlf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Rahlf family living in Montgomeryshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Rahlf's in United Kingdom. Montgomeryshire had the highest population of Rahlf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rahlf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rahlf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rahlf. 62% of Rahlf men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Rahlf women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rahlf were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 755 census records available for the last name Rahlf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rahlf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 240 immigration records available for the last name Rahlf. 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 Cards

There are 168 military records available for the last name Rahlf. For the veterans among your Rahlf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rahlf lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rahlf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rahlf in 1962 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

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