Reder Family History

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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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Reder Family Origin

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Reder Family Occupations

What did your Reder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Reder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reder family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reder.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Reder Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Reder Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reder 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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