Reach Family History

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Reach Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname for someone with streaks of gray or white hair, from Gaelic riabhach ‘brindled’, ‘grayish’. English: habitational name from either of two places called Reach, in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, from Old English r?c ‘raised strip of land or other linear feature’ (in the case of the Cambridgeshire name referring to Devil’s Dyke, a post-Roman earthwork).

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

Similar surnames: Roach, Leach, Beach, Rech, Rach, Peach, Reagh, Rench, Reeck, Creach

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Reach Family Origin

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Reach Family Occupations

What did your Reach ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Reach. 34% of Reach men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Reach women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reach were Hospital Porter and Spool Winder (cotton)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired
  • Fish Game rabbit Salesman
  • Hospital Porter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Spool Winder (cotton)

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

Reach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Reach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reach census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reach. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Reach. For the veterans among your Reach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reach Life Expectancy

What is the average Reach lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Reach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Reach in 1957 was 64, and 73 in 2004.

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