Reid Name Meaning

nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English r¯d ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read.

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


Similar surnames: Read, Reis, Reil, Reidt, Rein, Heid, Eid, Red, Feld, Redd

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Reid Family Origin

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Reid Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Student

    4%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reid family was Labourer. Farmer, Student and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reid. The most common Reid occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Reid's were Farmers.

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Reid Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Reid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Reid in 1941 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reid

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