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Reeck Surname Meaning

German: habitational name from Reecke near Lübeck or Reken Westphalia. Americanized form of German Reek and in some cases possibly also of the same Dutch surname. In some cases possibly also an American shortened form of Flemish Van den Reeck: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Reek or Overreke in the Netherlands and Belgium and possibly also from Recq in Hainault (Belgium).

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


Similar surnames: Heck, Reek, Reck, Beck, Beek, Reick, Seck, Rieck, Rock, Reach

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Where is the Reeck family from?

You can see how Reeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reeck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Reeck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Reeck families living in Surrey. This was about 17% of all the recorded Reeck's in United Kingdom. Surrey and 1 other county had the highest population of Reeck families in 1891.
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What did your Reeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Reeck. 72% of Reeck 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
    72%
  • Typist
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reeck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reeck 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 397 immigration records available for the last name Reeck. 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 434 military records available for the last name Reeck. For the veterans among your Reeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reeck lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Reeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reeck in 1956 was 22, and 69 in 2004.

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