Reay Family History

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Reay Name Meaning

English: variant of Rye 1 and 2.

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

Similar surnames: Rea, Ray, Keay, Peay, Ready, Reap, Rey, Reau, Reamy, Blay

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Reay Family Origin

Where is the Reay family from?

Reay Family Occupations

What did your Reay ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reay family was Labourer. The most common Reay occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Reay's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reay.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Reay Historical Records

What Reay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Reay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reay 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Reay. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Reay. For the veterans among your Reay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reay Life Expectancy

What is the average Reay lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Reay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Reay in 1941 was 38, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reay 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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