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Reichard Family History

Reichard Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name (see Richard). This surname (and its variants) has also been adopted by Jews.

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


Similar surnames: Richard, Reinhardt, Reicher, Reckard, Richards, Guichard, Whichard

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Where is the Reichard family from?

You can see how Reichard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reichard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reichard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Reichard families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Reichard's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reichard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reichard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reichard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reichard. 18% of Reichard men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Reichard women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reichard were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Reichard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reichard 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 Reichard. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Reichard. For the veterans among your Reichard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reichard lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Reichard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reichard in 1947 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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