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Reading Name Meaning

habitational name from the county seat of Berkshire, which gets its name from Old English Readingas ‘people of Read(a)’, a byname meaning ‘red’. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, an unattested Old English ryding.

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


Similar surnames: Fearing, Keating, Brading, Radin, Readling, Rexing, Reiling, Hedding

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Reading Family Origin

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Reading Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reading family was Farming. The most common Reading occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Reading's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reading.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

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Reading Historical Records

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Reading Life Expectancy

What is the average Reading lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, Reading life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reading in 1952 was 60, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

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