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Ranft Name Meaning

German: nickname or topographic name, from Middle High German ranft ‘edge’, ‘wall’, ‘crust (of bread)’ (see Ramp).

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


Similar surnames: Sanft, Ranz, Rann, Rank, Gant, Rast, Kraft, Grandt, Brandt, Hanf

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Ranft Family Origin

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Ranft Family Occupations

What did your Ranft ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ranft occupation in the UK was Labourer General. 100% of Ranft's were Labourer Generals.

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  • Labourer General

    100%

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

Ranft Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ranft. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ranft 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ranft. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ranft. For the veterans among your Ranft ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ranft Life Expectancy

What is the average Ranft lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ranft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ranft in 1963 was 77, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ranft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ranft 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.

Famous Ranft Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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