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Rees Family History

Rees Name Meaning
Welsh: variant spelling of Reese.German: habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Rees. German: short form of Andreas.

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

1,599,253 Historical Documents with Rees on Ancestry.com
534,004 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
31,000 Military Records
47,559 Immigration Records
373,553 Census and Voter Lists
613,137 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Rees Families

  • Number of Rees families
     124 - 245
     42 - 123
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rees families
     6,254 - 12,506
     2,085 - 6,253
     1 - 2,084
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rees families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rees census records

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Rees Family Origin

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Rees Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rees

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Rees Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rees census records

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Rees Civil War Service Records

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