Remy Family History

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Remy Name Meaning

French (Rémy) and Swiss German: from a medieval personal name which represents a falling together of two distinct Latin names: Remigius (a derivative of remex, genitive remigis, ‘rower, oarsman’), and Remedius (from remedium ‘cure’, ‘remedy’). The former name was borne by a 6th-century bishop of Rheims; the latter was borne by various minor saints of the 8th to 10th centuries.

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

Similar surnames: Rehm, Rey, Remp, Fey, Remes, Reny, Sem, Ramm, Rega, Demey

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Remy Family Origin

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Remy Family Occupations

What did your Remy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Remy occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 81% of Remy's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Remy family was Machinist. Cultivateur, Cult. and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Remy.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Cult.

  • Dressmaker

  • Machinist


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

Remy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Remy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Remy. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Remy. For the veterans among your Remy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Remy Life Expectancy

What is the average Remy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Remy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Remy in 1945 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Remy 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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