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Reeck Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Reecke, near Lübeck or Reken, Westphalia. Dutch and Belgian (van den Reeck): habitational name for someone from places called Reek or Overreke, in Liège, Ghent, and North Brabant. It may also denote someone from Recq in Hainault.

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


Similar surnames: Heck, Reek, Reck, Beck, Beek, Reick, Seck, Rieck, Rock, Reach

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Where is the Reeck family from?

You can see how Reeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reeck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Reeck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Reeck families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Reeck's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reeck families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reeck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reeck. 22% of Reeck men worked as a Salesman and 17% of Reeck women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reeck were Clerk and Storekeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Storekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reeck 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Reeck. 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 434 military records available for the last name Reeck. For the veterans among your Reeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reeck lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Reeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reeck in 1956 was 22, and 69 in 2004.

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