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Reaves Family History

Reaves Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Reeves.

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

286,996 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Reaves on Ancestry.com
66,430 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,118 Military Records
1,644 Immigration Records
47,598 Census and Voter Lists
159,206 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Reaves Families

  • Number of Reaves families
     71 - 140
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reaves families
     42 - 81
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reaves families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Reaves Family Origin

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Reaves Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Reaves

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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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Reaves Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Reaves census records

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Reaves Civil War Service Records

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