Reavey Family History

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Reavey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riabhaigh ‘descendant of Riabhach’, a byname meaning ‘brindled’, ‘grizzled’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Riewe.

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


Similar surnames: Heavey, Eavey, Leavey, Heaven, Rarey, Heaney, Keaveny, Reever, Cavey

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Reavey Family Origin

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Reavey Family Occupations

What did your Reavey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourerbrickworks and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Reavey. 4% of Reavey men worked as a General Labourerbrickworks and 53% of Reavey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reavey were Apprentice Printer decorator and Bed Quilt Machinist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourerbrickworks
    4%
  • gunger With Building civil Eng Contractors On Government Contrac
    2%
  • (civil Service) Skilled Worker
    2%
  • Apprentice Printer decorator
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Domestic Unpaid
    5%
  • Artier Painter
    2%
  • Bed Quilt Machinist
    2%

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

Reavey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Reavey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reavey 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 652 immigration records available for the last name Reavey. 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 587 military records available for the last name Reavey. For the veterans among your Reavey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reavey Life Expectancy

What is the average Reavey lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Reavey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Reavey in 1954 was 33, and 79 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reavey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reavey 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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