Raya Name Meaning

Galician and Spanish: possibly a habitational name from Raya in Galicia or in Albacete and Murcia provinces. Spanish: possibly a topographic name from Spanish raya ‘line’, denoting the boundary between two countries or provinces.

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


Similar surnames: Rama, Rada, Rana, Rayo, Rapa, Ray, Araya, Raba, Rayas, Maya

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Raya Family Origin

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Raya Family Occupations

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  • Menuisier

    100%

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In 1881, the most common Raya occupation in Canada was Menuisier. 100% of Raya's were Menuisiers.

Source: Census data for Raya | Data not to scale

Raya Historical Records

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Raya Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Raya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raya in 1950 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raya

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