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Reich Family History

Reich Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man from Middle High German rīch ‘of noble descent powerful rich’ German reich ‘rich’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Poland Hungary Czechia Slovakia Slovenia and Croatia (see also 4 below). German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element rīhhi ‘power might’. Scottish: when not of German origin (see above) perhaps a variant of Riach . Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rajh: nickname of German origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Rich, Teich, Reiff, Rech, Raich, Redlich, Weich, Reisch, Eich, Reick

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You can see how Reich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reich families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 36 Reich families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 39% of all the recorded Reich's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Reich families in 1911.
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What did your Reich ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reich. 59% of Reich men worked as a 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
  • Blacksmith
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Reich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reich 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Reich. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Reich. For the veterans among your Reich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reich lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reich in 1945 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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