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Reiten Family History

Reiten Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland (see Reith 1). Norwegian: habitational name, a variant of Reitan, from the definite singular form of reit.

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


Similar surnames: Reiter, Reitan, Reuter, Rutten, Reiser, Weiden, Eiken, Redden, Westen

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Where is the Reiten family from?

You can see how Reiten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reiten family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Reiten families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Reiten families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reiten's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Reiten families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reiten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reiten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reiten. 25% of Reiten men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Reiten women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reiten were Proprietor and Maid.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farm Labor
    12%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reiten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reiten 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 485 immigration records available for the last name Reiten. 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 Reiten. For the veterans among your Reiten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reiten lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reiten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Reiten in 1963 was 75, and 73 in 2004.

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