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Reeter Name Meaning

German: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rād rāt ‘advice counsel’ + heri army.

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


Similar surnames: Retter, Renter, Seeger, Recker, Reuter, Reever, Reeder, Heeter

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Where is the Reeter family from?

You can see how Reeter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reeter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Reeter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Reeter families living in Tennessee. This was about 57% of all the recorded Reeter's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Reeter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reeter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reeter. 29% of Reeter men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Reeter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reeter were Superintendent and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Superintendent
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Reeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reeter 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 116 immigration records available for the last name Reeter. 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 218 military records available for the last name Reeter. For the veterans among your Reeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reeter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Reeter in 1948 was 24, and 78 in 2004.

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