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Res Family History

Res 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: Reis, Ras, Rey, Ros, Ries, Re, Ren, Reus, Rus, Ares

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Where is the Res family from?

You can see how Res families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Res family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Res families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Res families living in Staffordshire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Res's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Res families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Res surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Res ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Res. 78% of Res 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
  • House Holder
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Res. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Res 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Res. 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 56,000 military records available for the last name Res. For the veterans among your Res ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Res lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Res life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Res in 1965 was 73, and 77 in 2004.

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