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Regis Family History

Regis Name Meaning
French (Régis): occupational name for a local dignitary, from a derivative of Old French régir ‘to rule or manage’.French (Régis) and English: from Latin regis, genitive case of rex ‘king’, perhaps an occupational name for someone employed in the royal household, or a patronymic from a nickname.Italian: from Re, probably from an ablative form.German: habitational name from a place so named in Saxony.

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

40,944 Historical Documents with Regis on Ancestry.com
14,337 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,372 Military Records
1,968 Immigration Records
6,160 Census and Voter Lists
13,107 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Regis Families

  • Number of Regis families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Regis families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Regis last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Regis Family Origin

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Regis Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Regis

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Regis Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Regis Civil War Service Records

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