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Reder Surname Meaning

English (Kent): variant of Reader . North German and Dutch: from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements rād ‘counsel’ + heri ‘army’. North German and Dutch: occupational name for an outfitter (later for a ship owner) from an agent derivative of raid- ‘prepare make ready’. German: nickname or occupational name for a legal advocate from Middle High German redǣre ‘speaker’. South German: occupational name for a miller's helper a flour sifter from Middle High German reder(er). Possibly an altered form of German Röder (see Roeder ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rader, Remer, Roder, Redder, Redel, Reber, Reeder, Render, Ruder

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Where is the Reder family from?

You can see how Reder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reder families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 53 Reder families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Reder's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Reder families in 1891.
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What did your Reder ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Reder. 80% of Reder women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Ladies Hairdresser
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There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Reder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reder 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Reder. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Reder. For the veterans among your Reder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reder lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Reder in 1948 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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