Raleigh Family History

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Raleigh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Raleigh in Devon, recorded in Domesday Book as Radeleia, from Old English read ‘red’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Leigh, Farleigh, Cobleigh, Rawleigh, Sleigh, Haigh, Ralph, Eveleigh

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Raleigh Family Origin

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Raleigh Family Occupations

What did your Raleigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Raleigh. 8% of Raleigh men worked as a Builders Labourer and 33% of Raleigh women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Raleigh were Business Manager Restaurant Bakery Tea coffee Stores and Housemaid (paid Duties )

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    8%
  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Bank Manager (retired)
    4%
  • Business Manager Restaurant Bakery Tea coffee Stores
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    33%
  • Private Means
    9%
  • Housemaid
    5%
  • Housemaid (paid Duties )
    5%

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

Raleigh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Raleigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raleigh 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raleigh. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Raleigh. For the veterans among your Raleigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raleigh Life Expectancy

What is the average Raleigh lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Raleigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Raleigh in 1951 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raleigh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raleigh 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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