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Ree Family History

Ree Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Rea ; compare Ray . Norwegian: habitational name from any of the six farmsteads named Re the name being derived from an unattested Old Norse word meaning ‘long narrow gravel ridge’. Korean: variant of Ri 2 itself a variant of Yi

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

Similar surnames: Lee, Roe, Hee, Rue, Rye, Dee, Vee, Free, Rhee, Rew

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Where is the Ree family from?

You can see how Ree families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ree family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ree families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 39 Ree families living in Lancashire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Ree's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Ree families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ree surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ree ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Ree. 34% of Ree men worked as a General Labourer and 81% of Ree women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ree were Cowman On Farm and Nil. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Tractor Driver
  • Stoker heavy Worker
  • Cowman On Farm

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Nil
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Ree. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ree 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ree. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Ree. For the veterans among your Ree ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ree lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ree life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Ree in 1958 was 77, and 82 in 2004.

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