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Reder Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Reader. Dutch: variant of Reeder 2. North German and Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements rad ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. North German and Dutch: occupational name for a ship owner or outfitter, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German rad ‘counsel’; ‘provisions’, ‘stock’. North German: habitational name from any of various places named Rieder (earlier Redere) or Reher (earlier Rethere) in northern Germany. Possibly an altered spelling of German Röder (see Roeder).

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

Similar surnames: Rader, Remer, Roder, Redder, Redel, Reber, Reeder, Render, Ruder

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Where is the Reder family from?

You can see how Reder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Reder families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Reder's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reder families in 1840.
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What did your Reder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reder. 17% of Reder men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Reder women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reder were Carpenter and Saleswoman.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Saleswoman
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Reder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reder. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Reder. For the veterans among your Reder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reder lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Reder in 1948 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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