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Rehn Family History

Rehn Name Meaning

topographic name from a Low German form of standard German Rain ‘edge of a field’, ‘ridge’. from a Germanic personal name based on ragin ‘advice’, ‘counsel’.

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


Similar surnames: Dehn, Rehr, Rein, Rehm, Behn, Rohn, Rahn, Fehn, Wehr, Prehn

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Where is the Rehn family from?

You can see how Rehn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rehn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rehn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Rehn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Rehn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rehn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rehn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rehn. 29% of Rehn men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Rehn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rehn were Painter and Secretary.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Painter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rehn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rehn 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rehn. 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 Rehn. For the veterans among your Rehn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rehn lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Rehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Rehn in 1959 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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