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Rakowski Name Meaning

Polish, Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Jewish (from Poland): habitational name for someone from any of several places named Rakowo and Raków, including one south of Warsaw and another in Belarus, which was a frontier town between Poland and the Soviet Union from 1921 to 1939.

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


Similar surnames: Makowski, Sakowski, Krakowski, Zakowski, Ratkowski, Rekowski

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Where is the Rakowski family from?

You can see how Rakowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rakowski family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Rakowski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Rakowski families living in Illinois. This was about 57% of all the recorded Rakowski's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Rakowski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rakowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rakowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rakowski. 33% of Rakowski men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Rakowski women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rakowski were Clerk and New Worker.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    33%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • New Worker
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rakowski. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Rakowski. For the veterans among your Rakowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rakowski lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rakowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rakowski in 1946 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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