Rex Name Meaning

English: variant of Ricks. German: habitational name from a place so named near Fulda. Latinized form of German Koenig.

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


Similar surnames: Rux, Rey, Ree, Re, Rew, Ren, Rix, Jex, Reh, Roen

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Rex Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rex name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rex. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    13%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Sweden

    3%

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Rex Family Origin

Where is the Rex family from?

Rex Family Occupations

What did your Rex ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rex. The most common Rex occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Rex's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rex family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Rex Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Rex. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rex 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rex. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Rex. For the veterans among your Rex ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rex Life Expectancy

What is the average Rex lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rex in 1947 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rex 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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