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Reese Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Rice . North German and Dutch (De Reese): nickname for a very big man from Middle Low German Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’. German: habitational name from any of the places called Rees or Reese in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Breese, Heese, Reise, Rees, Weese, Meese, Beese, Feese, Hees, Neese

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Where is the Reese family from?

You can see how Reese families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reese family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reese families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 38 Reese families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Reese's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reese families in 1911.
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What did your Reese ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Reese. 45% of Reese men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Reese women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 263,000 census records available for the last name Reese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reese 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Reese. 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 65,000 military records available for the last name Reese. For the veterans among your Reese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reese lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Reese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reese in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

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