Reneau Family History

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Reneau Name Meaning

French (Poitou): from Middle French rein ‘limit’, ‘border’, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at the edge of an estate.

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

Similar surnames: Rideau, Pruneau, Deneau, Menear, Rene, Lebeau, Pineau, Reker, Crepeau

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Reneau Family Origin

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Reneau Family Occupations

What did your Reneau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Reneau family was Works On Farm. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reneau. The most common Reneau occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Reneau's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Works On Farm


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reneau ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reneau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reneau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reneau 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Reneau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reneau. For the veterans among your Reneau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reneau Life Expectancy

What is the average Reneau lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reneau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Reneau in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reneau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reneau ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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