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Reeb Family History

Reeb Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a Germanic pet name, Ripo, Ribo, derived from a compound name formed with ric ‘power’ + berht ‘bright’.

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


Similar surnames: Reel, Reek, Rueb, Ree, Heeb, Reep, Rieb, Reder, Rega, Hees

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Where is the Reeb family from?

You can see how Reeb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reeb family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reeb families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Reeb family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Reeb's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Reeb families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reeb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reeb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reeb. 20% of Reeb men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Reeb women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reeb were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Reeb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reeb 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reeb. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Reeb. For the veterans among your Reeb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reeb lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Reeb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Reeb in 1950 was 65, and 76 in 2004.

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