Rewis Family History

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Rewis Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Ruijs, nickname for a noisy person.

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


Similar surnames: Remis, Lewis, Regis, Reil, Remes, Reisz, Reid, Ress, Nelis, Drewes

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Rewis Family Origin

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Rewis Family Occupations

What did your Rewis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rewis family was Keeping House. The most common Rewis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Rewis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rewis.

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  • Farmer

    64%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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

Rewis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rewis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rewis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rewis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rewis. For the veterans among your Rewis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rewis Life Expectancy

What is the average Rewis lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rewis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Rewis in 1954 was 72, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rewis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rewis 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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