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Reh Family History

Reh Surname Meaning

German: nickname for someone who was timid or fleet of foot from Middle High German rēch ‘roe deer’. Compare Rech Jewish (western Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Reh ‘roe deer’ (see 1 above). Burmese (Karenni): from a name element originally forming the second part of a compound personal name denoting the male bearer. — Note: Since Karennis do not have hereditary surnames this name element was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

Similar surnames: Rech, Rey, Rehm, Zeh, Roh, Reeh, Roch, Rehr, Rex, Free

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Where is the Reh family from?

You can see how Reh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reh family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Reh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Reh family living in Channel Islands. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reh's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands and 1 other county had the highest population of Reh families in 1891.
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What did your Reh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reh. 31% of Reh men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Reh women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reh were Machinist and Waitress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Public Typist
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Reh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reh 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reh. 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 Reh. For the veterans among your Reh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reh lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Reh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Reh in 1954 was 67, and 67 in 2004.

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