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Reeder Surname Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who used reeds as a roofing material (a thatcher) a derivative of Middle English rede ‘reed’ + -er. Compare Reed and Redman . English: topographic name for someone who lived by a clearing a derivative of Middle English rede ride rude ‘clearing’ (see Reed ) + -er synonymous and interchangeable with atte Rede atte Rude ‘at the clearing’. This type of name composed of a topographic term + -er is common in Kent Surrey and Sussex and it is also found in Essex. Dutch and German: variant of Reder

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

Similar surnames: Reder, Reader, Render, Reider, Recker, Seeger, Roeder, Rieder, Reede

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Where is the Reeder family from?

You can see how Reeder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reeder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reeder families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 54 Reeder families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Reeder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reeder families in 1911.
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What did your Reeder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Reeder. 52% of Reeder men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Reeder women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reeder were Laborer and Furrier. .

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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
  • Butcher
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Furrier
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Census Records

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Reeder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reeder 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Reeder. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Reeder. For the veterans among your Reeder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reeder lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reeder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reeder in 1944 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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