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Re Surname Meaning

Italian: from re ‘king’ possibly denoting someone who lived by or worked in a royal court or someone who behaved in regal fashion had played the part of a king in a pageant or who had earned the title in some contest of skill. Compare Lore Italian: habitational name from a place called with re ‘river’ for example Re in Novara. In some cases possibly also French (): habitational name from a place so named Indre or from the Île de Ré.

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


Similar surnames: Rey, Rye, Rue, He, Roe, Ore, Ge, Ree, Rex, Ure

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Where is the Re family from?

You can see how Re families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Re family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Re families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Re families living in New Brunswick. This was about 92% of all the recorded Re's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Re families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Re surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Re ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Re. 18% of Re men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Re women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Re were Truck 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    14%
  • Operator
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Re. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Re 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Re. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 137,000 military records available for the last name Re. For the veterans among your Re ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Re lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Re life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Re in 1949 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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