Ralph Family History

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Ralph Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name composed of Germanic rad ‘counsel’, ‘advice’ + wolf ‘wolf’. This was first introduced into England by Scandinavian settlers in the Old Norse form Ráðulfr, and was reinforced after the Conquest by the Norman form Ra(d)ulf. Compare German Rudolf.

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

Similar surnames: Rath, Rampe, Rasch, Ranch, Rash, Balch, Rach, Delph, Rapp, Rauch

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Ralph Family Origin

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Ralph Family Occupations

What did your Ralph ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ralph family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Fisherman and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ralph. The most common Ralph occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Ralph's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Fisherman

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Ralph Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 158,000 census records available for the last name Ralph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ralph 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Ralph. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Ralph. For the veterans among your Ralph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ralph Life Expectancy

What is the average Ralph lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ralph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ralph in 1941 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ralph 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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