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Reep Family History

Reep Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a ropemaker (see Roper). English: possibly a metonymic occupational name for a porter or a basket maker, from Middle English (h)rip ‘basket’. Compare Ripper.

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


Similar surnames: Leep, Repp, Keep, Reek, Reef, Reel, Rehm, Redel, Leap, Reder

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Where is the Reep family from?

You can see how Reep families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reep family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reep families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Reep families living in North Carolina. This was about 71% of all the recorded Reep's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Reep families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reep surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reep ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reep. 26% of Reep men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Reep women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reep were Farm Laborer 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
    26%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Reep. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reep 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 661 immigration records available for the last name Reep. 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 Reep. For the veterans among your Reep ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reep lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reep life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reep in 1948 was 66, and 75 in 2004.

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