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Reece Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Reese .

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

Similar surnames: Breece, Preece, Reese, Reede, Rees, Ryce, Rease, Beese, Deese, Keele

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Where is the Reece family from?

You can see how Reece families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reece family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reece families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 134 Reece families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Reece's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reece families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reece surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reece ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Reece. 49% of Reece men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Reece women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reece were Laborer and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Teacher
  • Student
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 128,000 census records available for the last name Reece. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reece 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Reece. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Reece. For the veterans among your Reece ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reece lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reece life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Reece in 1941 was 62, and 73 in 2004.

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