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Rek Family History

Rek 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, Rak, Re, Ren, Reek, Reck, Renk, Ree, Reh, Rew

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Where is the Rek family from?

You can see how Rek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Rek families living in Kent. This was about 67% of all the recorded Rek's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Rek families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Office Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rek. 50% of Rek men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Rek women worked as an Office Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rek were Laborer and Farm Hand. .

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Office Work
  • Forelady
  • Farm Hand
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rek 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Rek. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rek. For the veterans among your Rek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rek lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Rek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rek in 1964 was 66, and 97 in 2004.

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