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Reo Family History

Reo Name Meaning

Italian: apparently a nickname from reo ‘culprit’, ‘offender’ but, more probably, from a short form of a personal name ending in -reo.

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

Similar surnames: Leo, Deo, Feo, Rey, Meo, Rao, Len, Wren, Lio, Rego

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Where is the Reo family from?

You can see how Reo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Reo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Reo families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Reo's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Reo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reo. 33% of Reo men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Reo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reo were Truck Driver and Assembler.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
  • Assembler
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Reo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reo 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 592 immigration records available for the last name Reo. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Reo. For the veterans among your Reo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Reo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reo in 1962 was 55, and 77 in 2004.

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