Rainwater Family History

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Rainwater Name Meaning

Americanized form of the German family name Reinwasser, possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a source of fresh water, from Middle High German reine ‘pure’ + wazzer ‘water’.

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


Similar surnames: Panter, Rinner, Painter, Atwater, Bainter, Raiter, Rayner, Ranger

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Rainwater Family Origin

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Rainwater Family Occupations

What did your Rainwater ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rainwater family was Farm Laborer. The most common Rainwater occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Rainwater's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rainwater.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

United States shown, England data unavailable

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rainwater ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rainwater Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rainwater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rainwater 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rainwater. 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 Rainwater. For the veterans among your Rainwater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rainwater Life Expectancy

What is the average Rainwater lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rainwater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1958. The average life expectancy for Rainwater in 1952 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rainwater

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rainwater ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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