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Reed Family History

Reed Name Meaning
English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

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1,962,553 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
269,692 Military Records
99,557 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Reed Families

  • Number of Reed families
     1,897 - 3,792
     633 - 1,896
     1 - 632
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reed families
     1,976 - 3,950
     659 - 1,975
     1 - 658
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reed families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Reed census records

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Reed Family Origin

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Reed Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

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Average Life Expectancy for Reed

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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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Reed Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Reed census records

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Reed Civil War Service Records

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