Rakow Family History

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Rakow Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from places so named near Grimmen in Pomerania and Doberan in Mecklenburg, or from some other similarly named place.

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


Similar surnames: Rackow, Barkow, Gadow, Jagow, Rachow, Grabow, Rambow, Krakow, Raco

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Rakow Family Origin

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Rakow Family Occupations

What did your Rakow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rakow. 23% of Rakow men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Rakow women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rakow were Manager and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Maid
    9%

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

Rakow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rakow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rakow 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rakow. 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 939 military records available for the last name Rakow. For the veterans among your Rakow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rakow Life Expectancy

What is the average Rakow lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rakow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rakow in 1945 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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