Rave Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German rave(n), Dutch raaf ‘raven’, applied as a nickname for a thievish or dark-haired person. Catalan or Spanish: unexplained; possibly from Catalan rave ‘rape’ (the plant), or a habitational name from Rabé in Burgos.

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


Similar surnames: Raven, Grave, Rake, Nave, Rabe, Race, Cave, Rase, Rahe, Savel

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Rave Family Origin

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Rave Family Occupations

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  • Commision Wool Comber (Stf)

    33%
  • Iron & Coal Agent

    33%
  • Labourer

    33%

In 1881, the most common Rave occupation in the UK was Commision Wool Comber (Stf). 33% of Rave's were Commision Wool Comber (Stf)s. A less common occupation for the Rave family was Labourer. Commision Wool Comber (Stf) and Iron & Coal Agent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rave.

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Rave Historical Records

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Rave Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, Rave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Rave in 1955 was 48, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rave

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