Rave Family History

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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

Where is the Rave family from?

Rave Family Occupations

What did your Rave ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Commision Wool Comber (Stf) and Iron & Coal Agent were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rave. 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.

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  • Commision Wool Comber (Stf)

  • Iron & Coal Agent

  • Labourer


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

Rave Historical Records

What Rave family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rave 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rave. 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 Rave. For the veterans among your Rave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rave Life Expectancy

What is the average Rave lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rave

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rave 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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