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Relyea Family History

Relyea Name Meaning
Altered spelling of South German Rellier, probably a regional variant of Reller, especially in the western provinces of Austria.

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

65,960 Historical Documents with Relyea on Ancestry
6,483 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,730 Military Records
653 Immigration Records
11,826 Census and Voter Lists
45,268 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Relyea Families

  • Number of Relyea families
     115 - 228
     39 - 114
     1 - 38
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Relyea families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Relyea last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Relyea Family Origin

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Relyea Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Relyea

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Relyea Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Relyea Civil War Service Records

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