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Reidy Family History

Reidy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riada ‘descendant of Riada’ a personal name probably based on a word meaning ‘drover’. Scottish: variant spelling of Reedie.

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


Similar surnames: Reddy, Reedy, Deady, Ready, Roddy, Leddy, Keady, Reis, Eidt, Reidt

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Where is the Reidy family from?

You can see how Reidy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reidy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reidy families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Reidy families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reidy's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reidy families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reidy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reidy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reidy. 12% of Reidy men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Reidy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reidy were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Reidy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reidy 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Reidy. 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 Reidy. For the veterans among your Reidy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reidy lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reidy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reidy in 1941 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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