Reeds Family History

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Reeds Name Meaning

English: apparently a variant of Reed. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Reetz or Rietz.

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

Similar surnames: Reedy, Rees, Reed, Reede, Kees, Seeds, Meeds, Reeder, Reeks, Needs

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Reeds Family Origin

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Reeds Family Occupations

What did your Reeds ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reeds occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Reeds's were Farmers. Farmer, Boarding House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reeds. A less common occupation for the Reeds family was Cook & Basket Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Boarding House

  • Carpenter

  • Cook & Basket Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reeds ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reeds Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Reeds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reeds 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

There are 858 immigration records available for the last name Reeds. 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 Card

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

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Reeds Life Expectancy

What is the average Reeds lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Reeds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Reeds in 1961 was 51, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reeds

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reeds ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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