Raw Name Meaning

from a medieval personal name, a variant of Ralph. topographic name for someone who lived at a row (a hedgerow or a row of houses), from northern Middle English raw ‘row’, Old English raw.

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

Similar surnames: Ram, Ray, Rau, Maw, Law, Haw, Ras, Daw, Rew, Rad

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Raw Family Origin

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Raw Family Occupations

What did your Raw ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Raw family was Stone Mason. The most common Raw occupation in the UK was Farmer. 16% of Raw's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Lead Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raw.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Lead Miner

  • Stone Mason


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

Raw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Raw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raw 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Raw. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Raw. For the veterans among your Raw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raw Life Expectancy

What is the average Raw lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Raw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Raw in 1963 was 82, and 87 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raw 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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