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Reg Family History

Reg 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, Rego, Ren, Rega, Rog, Ree, Reh, Rew, Rege

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Where is the Reg family from?

You can see how Reg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Reg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Reg family living in Monmouthshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Reg's in United Kingdom. Monmouthshire had the highest population of Reg families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reg. 47% of Reg men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Reg women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
    47%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • Machinist
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Reg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reg 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 495 immigration records available for the last name Reg. 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 145 military records available for the last name Reg. For the veterans among your Reg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reg lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Reg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reg in 1962 was 71, and 89 in 2004.

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