Rhea Family History

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Rhea Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rea.

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

Similar surnames: Rhew, Rhead, Rea, Rhen, Shead, Lea, Sher, Tea, Heal, Rhyan

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Rhea Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rhea name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Rhea Family Origin

Where is the Rhea family from?

Rhea Family Occupations

What did your Rhea ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rhea family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rhea. The most common Rhea occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Rhea's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Rhea Historical Records

What Rhea family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Rhea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rhea 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rhea. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Rhea. For the veterans among your Rhea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rhea Life Expectancy

What is the average Rhea lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Rhea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rhea in 1946 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rhea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rhea 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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