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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Fisherman

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%

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

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ralph

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