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Reek Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): usually a variant of Rick (a clipped form of Rickard ) but in rare instances perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived near a heap or rick of some kind from Middle English rek(e) ‘stack heap rick’. German: from a shortened form of Radeke a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with rād ‘advice counsel’. German: variant of Reeck . Dutch (also Van Reek): habitational name for someone from Reek in North Brabant.

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


Similar surnames: Renk, Creek, Reel, Rock, Seek, Peek, Reck, Reeb, Reeck, Beck

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Where is the Reek family from?

You can see how Reek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 57 Reek families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Reek's in United Kingdom. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Reek families in 1891.
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What did your Reek 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 Reek. 25% of Reek men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Reek women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reek were Bricklayer H W and Incapacitated. .

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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
    25%
  • General Dispery Salesman
    25%
  • Motor Hairdresser (ret)
    25%
  • Bricklayer H W
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    83%
  • Unpaid House Duties
    5%
  • Household Duties
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Reek. For the veterans among your Reek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reek lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Reek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reek in 1952 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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