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Reding Family History

Reding Name Meaning

English: variant of Redding or Riding . Luxembourgish and German: patronymic from any of the ancient Germanic personal names with the first element rād ‘counsel advice’. This surname is also found in the Luxembourgish-speaking part of Wallonia (Belgium). Compare Redding 5. In some cases also French (Lorraine; Réding): habitational name from Réding in Lorraine. Compare Redding 5.

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


Similar surnames: Redding, Redig, Ryding, Redin, Riding, Keding, Ring, Edling, Reddig

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Where is the Reding family from?

You can see how Reding families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reding family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reding families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Reding families living in Indiana. This was about 19% of all the recorded Reding's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Reding families in 1840.
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What did your Reding ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reding. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Reding. For the veterans among your Reding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reding lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Reding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reding in 1943 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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