Reaves Family History

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Reaves Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Reeves.

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


Similar surnames: Reavis, Reves, Leavens, Leaver, Meares, Draves, Neave, Beaven, Reams

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Reaves Family Origin

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Reaves Family Occupations

What did your Reaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reaves family was Beer Retailer. The most common Reaves occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Reaves's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Charwoman and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reaves.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Charwoman

    6%
  • Annuitant

    4%
  • Beer Retailer

    4%

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

Reaves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reaves census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Reaves

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Reaves. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Reaves. For the veterans among your Reaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reaves Life Expectancy

What is the average Reaves lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Reaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reaves in 1943 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reaves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reaves 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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