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Reuter Name Meaning

German: derivative of Middle High German (ge)riute ‘clearing’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing or an occupational name for a clearer of woodland. Reut(e) and Reit are frequent elements of place names, indicating location in a forest or former forest. German: derogatory nickname from Middle High German riutære ‘footpad’, ‘highwayman’; later, possibly an occupational name for a mounted soldier (see Reiter).

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


Similar surnames: Reiter, Kreuter, Rester, Nester, Reiser, Reder, Reusser, Tretter

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Where is the Reuter family from?

You can see how Reuter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reuter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reuter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Reuter family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Reuter's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Reuter families in 1840.
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What did your Reuter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reuter. 14% of Reuter men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Reuter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reuter were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Reuter. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Reuter. For the veterans among your Reuter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reuter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reuter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Reuter in 1944 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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