Reuter Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Reuter Family Origin

Where is the Reuter family from?

Reuter Family Occupations

What did your Reuter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reuter. The most common Reuter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Reuter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reuter family was Tailor.

View Census data for Reuter | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Tailor

    3%

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

Reuter Historical Records

What Reuter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reuter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reuter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Reuter

Passenger List

There are 642 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.

View all Reuter immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 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.

View all Reuter military records

You've only scratched the surface of Reuter family history.

Reuter Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reuter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reuter 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.

Famous Reuter Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Look up another name