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Reek Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a heap of some kind, from Middle English reke ‘stack’, ‘heap’. German: from Radeke, a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. Altered spelling of German Reeck.

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


Similar surnames: Renk, Creek, Reel, Rock, Seek, Peek, Reck, Reeb, Reeck, Beck

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Where is the Reek family from?

You can see how Reek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reek families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Reek family living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reek's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Reek families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reek. 27% of Reek men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Reek women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reek were Salesman and Secretary.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Reek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Reek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reek in 1952 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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