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Reher Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from places so called near Hamelin and Itzehoe, and in some cases perhaps from Rehe in Hesse or Rehau in Franconia. Altered spelling of Czech Rehor.

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


Similar surnames: Reder, Reker, Rehmer, Rehr, Reyher, Recher, Rehor, Reser, Rehrer

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Where is the Reher family from?

You can see how Reher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Reher families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Reher's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reher families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reher. 33% of Reher men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Reher women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reher were Farm Laborer and Packer.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    50%
  • Packer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reher 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 859 immigration records available for the last name Reher. 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 766 military records available for the last name Reher. For the veterans among your Reher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Reher in 1963 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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