Rayburn Family History

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Rayburn Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Raeburn, a place in the Scottish Borders named from northern Middle English ray ‘roebuck’ + burn ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Laybourn, Redburn, Raybon, Bradburn, Raybuck, Fairburn, Camburn

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Rayburn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rayburn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rayburn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Rayburn Family Origin

Where is the Rayburn family from?

Rayburn Family Occupations

What did your Rayburn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Bonnet Dresser and Embroidery Stamper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rayburn. A less common occupation for the Rayburn family was Labourer. The most common Rayburn occupation in the UK was Bonnet Dresser. 33% of Rayburn's were Bonnet Dressers.

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  • Bonnet Dresser

  • Embroidery Stamper

  • Labourer


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

Rayburn Historical Records

What Rayburn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Rayburn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayburn 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 Rayburn. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Rayburn. For the veterans among your Rayburn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayburn Life Expectancy

What is the average Rayburn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rayburn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rayburn in 1940 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rayburn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rayburn 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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