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Reigh Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): probably a variant of Ray or Rea . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Reagh, Daigh, Height, Relph, Leigh, Reith, Bleigh, Reish, Emigh, Reeh

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Where is the Reigh family from?

You can see how Reigh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reigh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reigh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Reigh families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reigh's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reigh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reigh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reigh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reigh. 30% of Reigh men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Reigh women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reigh were Farming and Housework. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reigh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reigh 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Reigh. 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 601 military records available for the last name Reigh. For the veterans among your Reigh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reigh lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Reigh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Reigh in 1950 was 30, and 82 in 2004.

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