Reidy Family History

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Reidy Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riada ‘descendant of Riada’ a personal name probably based on a word meaning ‘drover’. Scottish: variant spelling of Reedie.

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


Similar surnames: Reddy, Reedy, Deady, Ready, Roddy, Leddy, Keady, Reis, Eidt, Reidt

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Reidy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reidy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reidy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    51%

  • England & Wales

    27%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Reidy Family Origin

Where is the Reidy family from?

Reidy Family Occupations

What did your Reidy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reidy. A less common occupation for the Reidy family was Tailoress. The most common Reidy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Reidy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Servant

    9%
  • Tailoress

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reidy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reidy Historical Records

What Reidy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Reidy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reidy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Reidy. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Reidy. For the veterans among your Reidy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reidy Life Expectancy

What is the average Reidy lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reidy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reidy in 1941 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reidy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reidy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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