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Reza Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of the three places in Ourense province, Galicia named Reza. Portuguese: from a derivative of rezar ‘to pray’. Muslim (chiefly Iranian): from the Persian personal name Reza, from Arabic ri?da’ ‘contentment’, ‘satisfaction’. Ri?da’ ?Ali ibn Musa (765–817) was the eighth imam of the Shiites. Reza Shah Pahlavi was the first Shah of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925–79) in Iran. Reza is used to form names in combination with other words, e.g. Reza ul-Karim (Ri?da’ al-Karim) ‘satisfaction of The Most Generous’, i.e. Allah.

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


Similar surnames: Rada, Roza, Reda, Seda, Cea, Rega, Reha, Reta, Tena, Rehm

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Where is the Reza family from?

You can see how Reza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reza family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Reza families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Reza families living in Texas. This was 100% of all the recorded Reza's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Reza families in 1880.
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What did your Reza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reza. 72% of Reza men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Reza women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reza were Carpenter and Waitress.

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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
    72%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    60%
  • Waitress
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reza. 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 539 military records available for the last name Reza. For the veterans among your Reza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reza lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Reza in 1948 was 38, and 54 in 2004.

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