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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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Where is the Reus family from?

You can see how Reus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reus families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Reus families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 75% of all the recorded Reus's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Reus families in 1911.
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What did your Reus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Reus. 31% of Reus men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Reus women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reus were Attendant and Office Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Attendant
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    31%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Office Clerk
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Reus lifespan?

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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