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Reuter Name Meaning

German:: derivative of Middle High German (ge)riute ‘clearing’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing or an occupational name for a clearer of woodland. Reut(e) and Reit are frequent elements of placenames indicating location in a forest or former forest. unflattering nickname from Middle High German riutære ‘footpad highwayman’; later possibly an occupational name for a mounted soldier (see Reiter ).

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

Similar surnames: Reiter, Kreuter, Rester, Nester, Reiser, Reder, Reusser, Tretter

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Where is the Reuter family from?

You can see how Reuter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reuter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reuter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Reuter families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Reuter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reuter families in 1911.
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What did your Reuter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reuter. 72% of Reuter men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Manager
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Reuter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reuter 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Reuter. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Reuter. For the veterans among your Reuter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reuter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reuter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Reuter in 1944 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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