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Revere Name Meaning

French: variant of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier, topographic name for someone living on the banks of a river, French rivier ‘bank’, or habitational name from any of the many places in France named with this word. English: nickname from Middle English revere ‘reiver’, ‘robber’. English: topographic name for someone who lived on the brow of a hill, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter evere ‘at the brow or edge’ (from Old English yfer, efer ‘edge’) or a habitational name from a place named with this phrase, as for example River in West Sussex or Rivar in Wiltshire. Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from a place in Mantua named Revere.

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

Similar surnames: Lever, Devere, Riviere, Rivers, Reker, Reder, Reese, Severe, Rivera

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Revere Family Origin

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Revere Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Revere family was Carpenter. The most common Revere occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Revere's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Revere.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Revere Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Revere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Revere in 1949 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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