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Reau Name Meaning

Variant of Rheault a surname of French (or possibly Breton) origin. Compare Rau In some cases probably also French (Réau): variant of Réal (see Real ) as a habitational name referring in part to Réau in Seine-et-Marne.

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

Similar surnames: Reaux, Real, Reap, Breau, Hau, Rau, Beau, Reay, Meaux, Nau

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Where is the Reau family from?

You can see how Reau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reau family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reau families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Reau families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Reau's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reau families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reau. 24% of Reau men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Reau women worked as a 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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Reau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reau 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 181 immigration records available for the last name Reau. 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 Reau. For the veterans among your Reau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reau lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Reau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reau in 1963 was 85, and 94 in 2004.

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