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Reap Family History

Reap Name Meaning

English: variant of Reep . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Réabaigh ‘descendant of Réabach’ a personal name probably derived from réabach ‘tearing’. Altered form of German Reeb .

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

Similar surnames: Rea, Bean, Real, Read, Remp, Reape, Gean, Beat, Cap, Great

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Where is the Reap family from?

You can see how Reap families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reap family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reap families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Reap families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 44% of all the recorded Reap's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Reap families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reap surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reap ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reap. 60% of Reap men worked as a Labourer. .

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Reap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reap 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 330 immigration records available for the last name Reap. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reap. For the veterans among your Reap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reap lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Reap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Reap in 1954 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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