Reavey Family History

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Reavey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riabhaigh ‘descendant of Riabhach’, a byname meaning ‘brindled’, ‘grizzled’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Riewe.

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

Similar surnames: Heavey, Eavey, Leavey, Heaven, Rarey, Heaney, Keaveny, Reever, Cavey

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Reavey Family Origin

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Reavey Family Occupations

What did your Reavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reavey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Reavey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reavey family was Bolt Maker. Farmer, Lawyer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reavey.

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  • Farmer

  • Lawyer

  • Blacksmith

  • Bolt Maker


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

Reavey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reavey 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 652 immigration records available for the last name Reavey. 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 587 military records available for the last name Reavey. For the veterans among your Reavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reavey Life Expectancy

What is the average Reavey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Reavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Reavey in 1954 was 33, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reavey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reavey 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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