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Reddy Surname Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): from Telugu reḍḍi ‘village headman’. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roidigh a variant of Ó Rodaigh (see Roddy ). English: nickname for a provident man from Middle English readi ‘prepared prompt’; or else a nickname from Middle English redi ‘ruddy’ (compare Ruddy ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Roddy, Leddy, Reidy, Keddy, Reedy, Keady, Duddy, Graddy, Ready

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Where is the Reddy family from?

You can see how Reddy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reddy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reddy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Reddy families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Reddy's in USA. New York had the highest population of Reddy families in 1840.
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What did your Reddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reddy. 14% of Reddy men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Reddy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reddy were Clerk and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Reddy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Reddy. For the veterans among your Reddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reddy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Reddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Reddy in 1940 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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