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Reier Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a long-legged person from Middle High German reiger German Reiher ‘heron’.

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

Similar surnames: Reger, Reiher, Reider, Reifer, Reiber, Zeier, Neier, Remer, Reiser

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Where is the Reier family from?

You can see how Reier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Reier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Reier families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Reier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reier. 28% of Reier men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Reier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reier were Paper Hanger and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Paper Hanger

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Telephone Operator
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reier 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Reier. 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 746 military records available for the last name Reier. For the veterans among your Reier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reier lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Reier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reier in 1951 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

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