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Reever Family History

Reever Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of German Riefer, a patronymic from the personal name Rüef, a reduced form of Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Reeter, Beaver, Rieger, Reker, Reeves, Recker, Reefer, Reeser, Siever

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Where is the Reever family from?

You can see how Reever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reever families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Reever families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Reever's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reever families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reever ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Plasterer Builders and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Reever. 50% of Reever men worked as a Plasterer Builders and 89% of Reever women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reever were General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Plasterer Builders
    50%
  • General Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    6%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Reever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reever 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 539 immigration records available for the last name Reever. 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 877 military records available for the last name Reever. For the veterans among your Reever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reever lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2003, in the United States, Reever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Reever in 1944 was 32, and 88 in 2003.

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