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Register Name Meaning

English: variant of Rochester . Compare Regester .

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

Similar surnames: Keister, Lister, Regester, Reisner, Leister, Reitter, Reisler, Reiter

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Where is the Register family from?

You can see how Register families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Register family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Register families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Register families living in Alabama. This was about 19% of all the recorded Register's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Register families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Register surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Register ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Register. 24% of Register men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Register women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Register were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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What Register family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 101,000 census records available for the last name Register. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Register census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Register. 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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Draft Cards

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Register. For the veterans among your Register ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Register lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Register life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Register in 1944 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

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