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Reys Name Meaning

Hispanic: altered form of Portuguese and Galician Reis . Probably also an Americanized form of German Reis or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

Similar surnames: Reis, Rey, Reus, Leys, Ress, Rees, Rys, Reyes, Heys, Rens

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Where is the Reys family from?

You can see how Reys families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reys family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reys families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Reys families living in Ontario. This was about 97% of all the recorded Reys's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Reys families in 1911.
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What did your Reys ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Reys. 100% of Reys 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
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There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reys. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reys 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Reys. 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 471 military records available for the last name Reys. For the veterans among your Reys ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reys lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Reys life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Reys in 1970 was 70, and 95 in 2003.

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