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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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Rea occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Rea's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rea. A less common occupation for the Rea family was Farmer.

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Rea Historical Records

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Rea Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rea

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