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Regis Name Meaning

French (Régis): occupational name for a local dignitary, from a derivative of Old French régir ‘to rule or manage’. French (Régis) and English: from Latin regis, genitive case of rex ‘king’, perhaps an occupational name for someone employed in the royal household, or a patronymic from a nickname. Italian: from Re, probably from an ablative form. German: habitational name from a place so named in Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Reis, Remis, Levis, Regal, Revis, Regel, Regen, Reil, Riis, Remes

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Where is the Regis family from?

You can see how Regis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Regis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Regis families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Regis families living in Quebec. This was about 58% of all the recorded Regis's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Regis families in 1911.
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What did your Regis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Journalier and Colier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Regis. 75% of Regis men worked as a Journalier.

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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

  • Journalier
    75%
  • Farmer
    25%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Colier
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Regis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Regis 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Regis. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Regis. For the veterans among your Regis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Regis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Regis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Regis in 1962 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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