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Readus Name Meaning

African American: altered form of English Redus .

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

Similar surnames: Redus, Readel, Rhodus, Reedus, Remus, Reader, Read, Reeds, Reus

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Where is the Readus family from?

You can see how Readus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Readus family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Readus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Readus families living in Texas. This was about 55% of all the recorded Readus's in USA. Texas had the highest population of Readus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Readus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Readus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Lodginghouse Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Readus. 40% of Readus men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Readus women worked as a Lodginghouse Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Readus were Share Cropper and Laborer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Coal Diger
  • Share Cropper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Lodginghouse Keeper
  • House Keeper
  • Maid
  • Laborer
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What Readus family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 622 census records available for the last name Readus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Readus 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 18 immigration records available for the last name Readus. 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 161 military records available for the last name Readus. For the veterans among your Readus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Readus lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Readus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Readus in 1964 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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