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Reese Family History

Reese Name Meaning
Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Ris ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder, who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance.North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’.German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

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335,057 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
62,026 Military Records
16,349 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Reese Families

  • Number of Reese families
     675 - 1,347
     226 - 674
     1 - 225
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reese families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reese families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Reese Family Origin

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Reese Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Reese

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Reese Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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