Reidt Family History

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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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Reidt Family Origin

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Reidt Family Occupations

What did your Reidt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reidt occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 17% of Reidt's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Make Shoes were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reidt. A less common occupation for the Reidt family was Makes Bird Cages.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Make Shoes

  • Makes Bird Cages


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

Reidt Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Reidt Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reidt 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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