Real Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Galicia: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Real; those in Galicia and Portugal being named from real ‘royal’, while those in southern Spain and Catalonia are named in part from real meaning ‘encampment’, ‘rural property’ (Arabic ra?hal ‘farmhouse’, ‘cabin’). French (Réal) and Spanish: from southern French réal, Spanish real ‘royal’, hence a nickname for someone who behaved in a regal manner or an occupational name for someone in the service of the king. French (Réal): habitational name from any of various places named for having been part of a royal domain (see Reau, Reaux). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Riehl, Riel, or Rühl (see Ruehl).

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


Similar surnames: Beal, Reale, Regal, Read, Seal, Veal, Reil, Deal, Bean, Leal

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Real Family Origin

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Real Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    18%
  • Poulterer

    7%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

In 1881, Labourer, Poulterer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Real. A less common occupation for the Real family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Real occupation in the UK was Labourer. 18% of Real's were Labourers.

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Real Historical Records

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Real Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Real life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Real in 1947 was 58, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Real

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