Reams Family History

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Reams Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Reames.

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

Similar surnames: Beams, Beans, Rans, Yeats, Ramm, Rease, Meads, Pears, Veals, Rees

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Reams Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reams name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reams. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Reams Family Origin

Where is the Reams family from?

Reams Family Occupations

What did your Reams ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reams. A less common occupation for the Reams family was Keeping House. The most common Reams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Reams's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reams ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reams Historical Records

What Reams family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Reams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reams census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 729 immigration records available for the last name Reams. 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 Card

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

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Reams Life Expectancy

What is the average Reams lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Reams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Reams in 1943 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reams

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reams ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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