Reus Family History

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Reus Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a big man, from Middle Dutch reuse(n) ‘giant’. German: topographic name from Middle High German riuse ‘fish trap’ (Middle Low German ruse) or from a regional term reuse ‘small stream’, ‘channel’. Catalan: habitational name from Reus in Tarragona province. However, this source seems not to have contributed greatly to the American name.

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

Similar surnames: Reis, Ress, Reuss, Raus, Hees, Rees, Pels, Reust, Beu, Rush

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Reus Family Origin

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Reus Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reus. 12% of Reus men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Reus women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reus were Attendant and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher

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

Reus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Reus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reus. For the veterans among your Reus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reus Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Reus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reus in 1954 was 52, and 75 in 2003.

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