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Regen Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name with ragin ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. German: habitational name from a place called Regen, for example in the Upper Palatinate. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Regen ‘rain’.

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


Similar surnames: Regel, Degen, Leben, Regan, Reger, Rees, Hegel, Remes, Roeger, Rozen

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Where is the Regen family from?

You can see how Regen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Regen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Regen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Regen family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Regen's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Regen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Regen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Regen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Regen. 20% of Regen men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Regen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Regen were Manager and Office Work.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Manager
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Secretary
    30%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Office Work
    20%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Regen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Regen 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 797 immigration records available for the last name Regen. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Regen. For the veterans among your Regen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Regen lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Regen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Regen in 1964 was 75, and 52 in 2004.

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