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Reidt Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a curly-haired person, from Middle High German reite ‘crisp’, ‘curly’. North German: habitational name from any of several places in Rhineland called Rheydt or Rheidt, so named Middle Low German ret, reit ‘reed’, ‘reedy terrain’, or a topographic name from this word.

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


Similar surnames: Geist, Reil, Recht, Reis, Read, Reiff, Heid, Fendt, Reider, Reid

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Where is the Reidt family from?

You can see how Reidt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reidt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Reidt families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Reidt families living in New York. This was about 48% of all the recorded Reidt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Reidt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reidt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reidt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reidt. 28% of Reidt men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Reidt women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reidt were Printer 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
    28%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Printer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    60%
  • Housekeeper
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reidt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reidt 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 301 immigration records available for the last name Reidt. 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 410 military records available for the last name Reidt. For the veterans among your Reidt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reidt lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Reidt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Reidt in 1955 was 54, and 71 in 2004.

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