Ready Family History

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Ready Name Meaning

English: nickname for a provident man, from Middle English readi ‘prepared’, ‘prompt’. Irish: variant of Reddy. Scottish: variant of Reedie.

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

Similar surnames: Reedy, Bready, Read, Reidy, Wead, Rady, Hendy, Leady, Ruddy, Reddy

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Ready Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ready name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ready. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Ready Family Origin

Where is the Ready family from?

Ready Family Occupations

What did your Ready ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Greengrocer

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ready ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ready Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Ready. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ready 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Ready. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Ready. For the veterans among your Ready ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ready Life Expectancy

What is the average Ready lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ready life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Ready in 1944 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ready ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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