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Reise Name Meaning

German (Westphalia): topographic name, from Middle Low German ris, res ‘swamp’. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a well-traveled person, from Middle High German reis(e), German Reise ‘journey’.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Meise, Reese, Reiser, Leise, Reiss, Geist, Leiser, Zeise, Beise

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Where is the Reise family from?

You can see how Reise families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reise family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reise families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Reise families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Reise's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reise families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reise surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reise ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reise. 17% of Reise men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Reise women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reise were New Worker and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Reise. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reise 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reise. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Reise. For the veterans among your Reise ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reise lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2003, in the United States, Reise life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reise in 1950 was 44, and 82 in 2003.

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