Rea Name Meaning

English: variant of Rye 1 and 2. reduced form of Scottish McRea.

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

Similar surnames: Reap, Crea, Dea, Rey, Ree, Reay, Rex, Kea, Lea, Drea

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Rea Family Origin

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Rea Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rea. 10% of Rea men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Rea women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rea were Incapacitated and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Ice Cream Vendor
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper

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

Rea Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 44,000 military records available for the last name Rea. For the veterans among your Rea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rea Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rea in 1940 was 78, and 78 in 2004.

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