Reason Family History

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Reason Name Meaning

English: variant of Raison. Probably also an Americanized spelling of German Riesen.

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

Similar surnames: Reasons, Beason, Neason, Creason, Jepson, Greason, Meason, Beson

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Reason Family Origin

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Reason Family Occupations

What did your Reason ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reason family was Farm Laborer. The most common Reason occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Reason's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reason.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Reason Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Reason. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reason 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reason. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Reason. For the veterans among your Reason ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reason Life Expectancy

What is the average Reason lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Reason life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reason in 1947 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reason 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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