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Remy Name Meaning

French (Rémy) and Swiss German: from a medieval personal name which represents a falling together of two distinct Latin names: Remigius (a derivative of remex, genitive remigis, ‘rower, oarsman’), and Remedius (from remedium ‘cure’, ‘remedy’). The former name was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Rheims; the latter was borne by various minor saints of the 8th to 10th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Rehm, Rey, Remp, Fey, Remes, Reny, Sem, Ramm, Rega, Demey

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Where is the Remy family from?

You can see how Remy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Remy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Remy families living in Louisiana. This was about 80% of all the recorded Remy's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Remy families in 1840.
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What did your Remy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Remy. 13% of Remy men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Remy women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remy were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Remy. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Remy. For the veterans among your Remy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Remy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Remy in 1945 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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