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Rec Family History

Rec Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Rey, Re, Ren, Rech, Reck, Ree, Reh, Rew, Dec, Reo

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Where is the Rec family from?

You can see how Rec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rec family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Rec families were found in USA in 1920. In 1861 there was 1 Rec family living in Midlothian. This was 100% of all the recorded Rec's in Scotland. Midlothian had the highest population of Rec families in 1861.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rec surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rec ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Rec. 50% of Rec men worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Salesman
    50%
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Census Records

There are 585 census records available for the last name Rec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rec census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 223 immigration records available for the last name Rec. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 185 military records available for the last name Rec. For the veterans among your Rec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rec lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rec in 1962 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

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