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Reker Name Meaning

North German: reduced form of Redeker. It may also be a respelled form of Slovenian Rekar, a topographic name for someone who lived by a river, from reka ‘river’, or a variant of Rekar, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Reka, named with this element.

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


Similar surnames: Recker, Reder, Roker, Reher, Raker, Reiser, Rieker, Leber, Remer

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Where is the Reker family from?

You can see how Reker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Reker family living in Maine. This was about 33% of all the recorded Reker's in the USA. Maine and 2 other states had the highest population of Reker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reker. 28% of Reker men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Reker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reker were Farm Work 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
    28%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farm Work
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    35%
  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reker 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Reker. 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 386 military records available for the last name Reker. For the veterans among your Reker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reker lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Reker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reker in 1966 was 80, and 79 in 2004.

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