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Reuter Family History

Reuter Name Meaning
German: derivative of Middle High German (ge)riute ‘clearing’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing or an occupational name for a clearer of woodland. Reut(e) and Reit are frequent elements of place names, indicating location in a forest or former forest.German: derogatory nickname from Middle High German riutære ‘footpad’, ‘highwayman’; later, possibly an occupational name for a mounted soldier (see Reiter).

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

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Name Distribution of Reuter Families

  • Number of Reuter families
     51 - 99
     18 - 50
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Reuter families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Reuter families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Reuter Family Origin

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Reuter Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Reuter

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Reuter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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