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Reavey Name Meaning

Irish (Antrim) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riabhaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Riabhach’ a byname meaning ‘brindled’ ‘grizzled’. Compare McGreevy Creevy and Rea . Possibly an altered form of German Riewe .

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

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

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Where is the Reavey family from?

You can see how Reavey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reavey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reavey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Reavey family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Reavey's in USA. New York had the highest population of Reavey families in 1840.
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What did your Reavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reavey. 35% of Reavey men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Reavey women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reavey were Nya and Nurse. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Laborer
  • Nya

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Nurse
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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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