Reith Family History

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Reith Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin; possibly a reduced form of McCreath (see McRae). German: habitational name from any of several places named with riute ‘forest clearing’. Compare Reiter, Reuter.

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

Similar surnames: Raith, Reitz, Keith, Leith, Rentz, Beitz, Beith, Reisch, Seith, Reich

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Reith Family Origin

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Reith Family Occupations

What did your Reith ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Grocery were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Reith. 31% of Reith men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Reith women worked as a Grocery. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reith were Blacksmith and Blacksmith

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Blacksmith

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Grocery
  • Housekeeper
  • At Home
  • Blacksmith

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Reith Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Reith. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reith 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Reith. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Reith. For the veterans among your Reith ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reith Life Expectancy

What is the average Reith lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Reith life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reith in 1948 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reith 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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