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Rehr Name Meaning

habitational name from either of the places called Rehren, both named with Middle Low German red ‘bog’. topographic name from Middle Low German red(d)er ‘space or way between two hedges’. contracted form of Reher, Rehder, or Reder.

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


Similar surnames: Rohr, Rehn, Kehr, Wehr, Fehr, Reher, Mehr, Reck, Lehr, Rehm

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Where is the Rehr family from?

You can see how Rehr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rehr family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rehr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Rehr families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Rehr's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Rehr families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rehr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rehr. 24% of Rehr men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Rehr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rehr were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rehr 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 509 immigration records available for the last name Rehr. 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 526 military records available for the last name Rehr. For the veterans among your Rehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rehr lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rehr in 1963 was 59, and 96 in 2004.

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