Rayson Family History

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Rayson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Ray.

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

Similar surnames: Ranson, Wayson, Ramson, Rapson, Rayon, Mayson, Payson, Jason, Pawson

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Rayson Family Origin

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Rayson Family Occupations

What did your Rayson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rayson. The most common Rayson occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Rayson's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rayson family was Annuitant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Rayson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Rayson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rayson 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 Rayson. 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 Rayson. For the veterans among your Rayson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rayson Life Expectancy

What is the average Rayson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rayson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Rayson in 1956 was 57, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rayson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rayson 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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