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Reu Family History

Reu 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, Rau, Ren, Reus, Ree, Reh, Rew, Leu, Treu

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Where is the Reu family from?

You can see how Reu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reu family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Reu families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2 Reu families living in Yorkshire. This was about 67% of all the recorded Reu's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Reu families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reu. 62% of Reu men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Reu women worked as a Cook. .

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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
    62%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reu 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 363 immigration records available for the last name Reu. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Reu. For the veterans among your Reu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reu lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Reu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reu in 1959 was 76, and 78 in 2004.

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