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Rajala Name Meaning

Finnish: topographic name for someone living near a border, from raja ‘boundary’, ‘border’ + the local suffix -la, or an ornamental name from the same elements. The surname was first recorded in the 17th century, and was adopted during the name conversion movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is common in central and western Finland.

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

Similar surnames: Hakala, Rantala, Ojala, Maijala, Takala, Rajan, Hatala, Kujala

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Rajala Family Origin

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Rajala Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rajala. 19% of Rajala men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Rajala women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rajala were New Worker and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Saleslady
  • Seamstress
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rajala Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rajala. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rajala 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rajala. 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 390 military records available for the last name Rajala. For the veterans among your Rajala ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rajala Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rajala life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rajala in 1948 was 54, and 62 in 2004.

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