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Reynolds Family History

Reynolds Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Reynold.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Reynoldson, Raynolds, Reynold, Rennels, Records, Mcreynolds, Reynard

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Where is the Reynolds family from?

You can see how Reynolds families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reynolds family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reynolds families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4,032 Reynolds families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Reynolds's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Reynolds families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reynolds surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reynolds 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 Reynolds. 7% of Reynolds men worked as a General Labourer and 64% of Reynolds women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reynolds were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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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
    7%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Farm Labourer
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    64%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Reynolds. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reynolds 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 162,000 immigration records available for the last name Reynolds. 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 246,000 military records available for the last name Reynolds. For the veterans among your Reynolds ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reynolds lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Reynolds life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reynolds in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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