Railsback Family History

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Railsback Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Railsbach, a habitational name of uncertain origin, probably a reduced form of Raigelsbach, from Middle High German reigel ‘heron’ + bach ‘stream’, ‘creek’; or an altered spelling of Reulbach, a habitational name from a place so named in the Rhön Mountains in Hesse.

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

Similar surnames: Kalmbach, Albach, Raisbeck, Rasnick, Halbach, Weisbach, Griesbach

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Railsback Family Origin

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Railsback Family Occupations

What did your Railsback ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Railsback occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Railsback's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Railsback. A less common occupation for the Railsback family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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Railsback Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Railsback. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Railsback 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 145 immigration records available for the last name Railsback. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Railsback. For the veterans among your Railsback ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Railsback Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Railsback life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Railsback in 1940 was 23, and 78 in 2004.

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