Ream Family History

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Ream Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Riehm or Röhm (see Roehm).

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

Similar surnames: Real, Deam, Beam, Reas, Rehm, Roam, Teem, Ramm, Gean, Cram

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Ream Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ream name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ream. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Ream Family Origin

Where is the Ream family from?

Ream Family Occupations

What did your Ream ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ream family was Farming. The most common Ream occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Ream's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ream.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ream ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ream Historical Records

What Ream family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Ream. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ream census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ream. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Ream. For the veterans among your Ream ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ream Life Expectancy

What is the average Ream lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ream life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ream in 1942 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ream

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ream ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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