Reth Family History

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Reth Name Meaning

North German: from a dialect variant of Ried.

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

Similar surnames: Reeh, Feth, Beth, Reh, Kath, Reta, Rueth, Greth, Reath, Meth

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Reth Family Origin

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Reth Family Occupations

What did your Reth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Reth occupation in the USA was Laborer. 26% of Reth's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Reth family was Chemical Works. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reth.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Chemical Works


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

Reth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reth 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Reth. 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 276 military records available for the last name Reth. For the veterans among your Reth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reth Life Expectancy

What is the average Reth lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Reth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Reth in 1957 was 54, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reth 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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