Reed Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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


Similar surnames: Reede, Reeds, Redd, Red, Ree, Read, Reid, Need, Rees, Reek

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Reed Family Origin

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Reed Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reed. The most common Reed occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Reed's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reed family was Farm Laborer.

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Reed Historical Records

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Reed Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Reed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reed in 1940 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reed

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