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Reish Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Reisch .

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Reiss, Reisch, Reist, Redish, Dreis, Reigh, Reith, Rish, Reich

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Where is the Reish family from?

You can see how Reish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reish families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Reish family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Reish's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reish families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reish surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reish. 23% of Reish men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Reish women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reish were Labor and Waitress. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    21%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Waitress
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Reish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reish 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Reish. 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 710 military records available for the last name Reish. For the veterans among your Reish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reish lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Reish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reish in 1959 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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