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Reekie Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin, possibly a habitational name from Reikie in Aberdeenshire, or an altered spelling of Rikie, a diminutive of Richard. It is also possible that it originated from the nickname of Edinburgh, meaning ‘smoky’, from the Scottish dialect term reek ‘smoke’.

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


Similar surnames: Leckie, Reek, Remke, Reese, Reddix, Wilkie, Rieke, Repke, Heeke

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Where is the Reekie family from?

You can see how Reekie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reekie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Reekie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1880 there were 11 Reekie families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Reekie's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Reekie families in 1880.
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What did your Reekie ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reekie. 47% of Reekie men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    47%
  • Farmer
    39%
  • Boilermaker
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Reekie. For the veterans among your Reekie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reekie lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reekie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Reekie in 1963 was 90, and 76 in 2004.

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