Reddy Family History

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Reddy Name Meaning

Indian (Andhra Pradesh): Hindu name, from Telugu re?d?di ‘village headman’. The Kapus or Reddis are the largest caste in the former Madras Presidency (which included most of southern India before the reorganization of the Indian states on linguistic lines). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roidigh, a variant of Ó Rodaigh (see Roddy).

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

Similar surnames: Roddy, Leddy, Reidy, Keddy, Reedy, Keady, Duddy, Graddy, Ready

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Reddy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reddy name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Southern Asia


  • Western & Central India


  • Germanic Europe


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Reddy Family Origin

Where is the Reddy family from?

Reddy Family Occupations

What did your Reddy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reddy. A less common occupation for the Reddy family was Farming. The most common Reddy occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Reddy's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Reddy Historical Records

What Reddy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Reddy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reddy 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Reddy. 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 Reddy. For the veterans among your Reddy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reddy Life Expectancy

What is the average Reddy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Reddy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Reddy in 1940 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reddy 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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