Rens Family History

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Rens Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Laurens (see Lawrence).

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

Similar surnames: Jens, Sens, Ress, Reis, Renk, Berns, Rees, Bens, Ris, Reny

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Rens Family Origin

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Rens Family Occupations

What did your Rens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Barge Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rens. A less common occupation for the Rens family was Bells Hall Manager. The most common Rens occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Rens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Barge Builder

  • Bells Hall Manager


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

Rens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rens 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rens. 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 Rens. For the veterans among your Rens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rens Life Expectancy

What is the average Rens lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Rens in 1962 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rens 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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