Ratay Family History

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Ratay Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Old Czech or Polish Rataj, an occupational term for a plowman. German: habitational name from a place called Ratay or Rattey, in Mecklenburg and near Posen (Polish Poznan).

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

Similar surnames: Rada, Raak, Matey, Raba, Raby, Pataky, Paty, Rasey, Lata, Rabey

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Ratay Family Origin

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Ratay Family Occupations

What did your Ratay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ratay. 50% of Ratay men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Ratay women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ratay were Farm Hand and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Second Helper
  • Farm Hand

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Operator

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

Ratay Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 925 census records available for the last name Ratay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratay 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 195 immigration records available for the last name Ratay. 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 420 military records available for the last name Ratay. For the veterans among your Ratay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ratay Life Expectancy

What is the average Ratay lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Ratay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ratay in 1959 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ratay 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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