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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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Where is the Revere family from?

You can see how Revere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Revere family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Revere families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Revere families living in Massachusetts. This was about 33% of all the recorded Revere's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Revere families in 1840.
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What did your Revere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Revere. 25% of Revere men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Revere women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Revere were Salesman and Secretary.

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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
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 618 immigration records available for the last name Revere. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Revere. For the veterans among your Revere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Revere lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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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