Reishus Family History

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Reishus Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from the name of an an abandoned tenant farm called Reishus in Flatdal, Telemark. The first element is probably røys, Old Norse hreysi ‘heap of stones’, the second is hus ‘house’, ‘small farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Melhus, Mehus, Weiss, Reiser, Leisher, Reichow, Redshaw, Eachus, Reis

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Reishus Family Origin

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Reishus Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer and Day Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Reishus. The most common Reishus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Reishus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reishus family was Lumber Agent.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Lumber Agent


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Reishus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 846 census records available for the last name Reishus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reishus 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 68 immigration records available for the last name Reishus. 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 184 military records available for the last name Reishus. For the veterans among your Reishus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reishus Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reishus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Reishus in 1963 was 79, and 93 in 2004.

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