Rai Name Meaning

Indian (northeastern states): Hindu name found among several communities, from Sanskrit raja ‘king’. Indian (Karnataka): name found in the Bunt community of coastal Karnataka, of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Rao, Raj, Pai, Ram, Ravi, Ray, Cai, Kai, Rau, Radi

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Rai Family Origin

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Rai Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Rai.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Rai Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Rai Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rai life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rai in 1957 was 55, and 48 in 2004.

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