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Reitan Family History

Reitan Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in Trøndelag named with the definite plural form of reit, from Old Norse reitr ‘small cultivated field’.

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

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4,394 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
379 Military Records
887 Immigration Records
2,008 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Reitan Families

  • Number of Reitan families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reitan families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Reitan last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Reitan census records

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Reitan Family Origin

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Reitan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Reitan 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 Reitan

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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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Reitan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Reitan census records

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Military Service by Reitan

Did the Reitans fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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