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Regis Name Meaning

French (Régis): from a derivative of Old French régir ‘to rule or manage’ applied as a status name for a local dignitary; or in some cases from French régis (from Latin regis genitive singular of rex ‘king’) applied as a nickname perhaps for someone employed in the royal household. This surname is also found in Britain. West Indian (in Haiti Martinique and Guadeloupe Régis) and Portuguese (Brazil; Régis); Hispanic (Philippines): from the French and Portuguese personal name Régis from Latin regis genitive singular of rex ‘king’ used as male equivalent of Regina . Italian: variant of Re ‘king’ from a Latinized genitive or ablative form (compare 1 above). German: habitational name from a place so named in Saxony. This surname is rare in Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Reis, Remis, Levis, Regal, Revis, Regel, Regen, Reil, Riis, Remes

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You can see how Regis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Regis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Regis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Regis family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Regis's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Regis families in 1840.
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What did your Regis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Regis. 18% of Regis men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Regis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Regis were Proprietor and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Regis. For the veterans among your Regis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Regis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Regis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Regis in 1962 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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