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Rex Family History

Rex Surname Meaning

English (southwestern): variant of Ricks . German: habitational name from a place so named near Fulda. German: Latinized (humanistic) form of Koenig .

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


Similar surnames: Rux, Rey, Ree, Re, Rew, Ren, Rix, Jex, Reh, Roen

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Where is the Rex family from?

You can see how Rex families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rex family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rex families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 104 Rex families living in Yorkshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Rex's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Rex families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rex surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rex ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rex. 18% of Rex men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Rex women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rex were Motor Driver and 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    18%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    12%
  • Bricklayer
    9%
  • Motor Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
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Census Records

There are 52,000 census records available for the last name Rex. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rex 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rex. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Rex. For the veterans among your Rex ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rex lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rex life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rex in 1947 was 51, and 73 in 2004.

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