Ree Name Meaning

English: variant of Rye 1 and 2. Norwegian: habitational name from any of six farmsteads named Re, the name being derived from an unattested Old Norse word meaning ‘long narrow gravel ridge’. Korean: variant of Yi.

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

Similar surnames: Lee, Roe, Hee, Rue, Rye, Dee, Vee, Free, Rhee, Rew

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Ree Family Origin

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Ree Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Ree occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Ree's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ree. A less common occupation for the Ree family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Carpenter


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Ree Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ree. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ree 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

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Ree. For the veterans among your Ree ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ree Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ree life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ree in 1958 was 77, and 82 in 2004.

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