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Rega Name Meaning

Dutch: from a feminine personal name composed of the elements ragin ‘counsel’ + gard ‘enclosure’. Dutch: from a masculine personal name composed of the elements ric ‘power(ful)’ + wald ‘rule’. The surname may also result from confusion with derivatives of the personal name Richard. Italian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Rego, Reda, Regal, Regan, Reza, Haga, Rada, Seda, Mega, Regas

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Where is the Rega family from?

You can see how Rega families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rega family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rega families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Rega families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Rega's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rega families in 1880.
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What did your Rega ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rega. 32% of Rega men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Rega women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rega were Mechanic and Teacher.

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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
    32%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Barber
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    14%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Rega lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rega life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rega in 1953 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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