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Reny Name Meaning

Americanized form of French René (see Rene). Americanized form of Hungarian Rényi, a habitational name for someone from a place called Rény in Pozsony county now in Slovakia.

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

Similar surnames: Rey, Denz, Rene, Ren, Renk, Sens, Meny, Sevy, Rens, Rentz

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Where is the Reny family from?

You can see how Reny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reny family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reny families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Reny families living in Indiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Reny's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Reny families in 1840.
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What did your Reny ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reny. 26% of Reny men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Reny women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reny were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Reny. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reny 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 682 immigration records available for the last name Reny. 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 603 military records available for the last name Reny. For the veterans among your Reny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reny lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Reny in 1963 was 68, and 60 in 2004.

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