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Reents Family History

Reents Name Meaning

East Frisian North German Dutch (Groningen) and West Frisian: patronymic from a short form of a personal name like Reinert formed with ancient Germanic ragin ‘advice counsel’. This surname is very rare in the Netherlands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Meents, Reints, Rewerts, Beets, Peets, Levens, Brents, Reins, Rentz

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Where is the Reents family from?

You can see how Reents families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reents family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Reents families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Reents families living in Iowa. This was about 55% of all the recorded Reents's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Reents families in 1880.
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What did your Reents ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reents. 36% of Reents men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Reents women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reents were Half Owner and Housekeeper. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Half Owner
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reents. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reents 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 304 immigration records available for the last name Reents. 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 305 military records available for the last name Reents. For the veterans among your Reents ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reents lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Reents life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reents in 1955 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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