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Rea Family History

Rea Name Meaning
English: variant of Rye 1 and 2.reduced form of Scottish McRea.

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

653,575 Historical Documents with Rea on Ancestry.com
188,102 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
42,562 Military Records
15,917 Immigration Records
102,655 Census and Voter Lists
304,339 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rea Families

  • Number of Rea families
     95 - 188
     32 - 94
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rea families
     143 - 284
     48 - 142
     1 - 47
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rea families
     19 - 36
     7 - 18
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rea census records

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Rea Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Rea families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Rea Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Rea families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Rea

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Rea Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rea census records

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Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Rea Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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