Rehn Family History

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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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Rehn Family Origin

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Rehn Family Occupations

What did your Rehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rehn family was Laborer. The most common Rehn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Rehn's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rehn.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rehn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rehn Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rehn Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rehn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rehn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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