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Red Surname Meaning

English (Somerset): variant of Read . Americanized form (translation into English) of German Roth .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ren, Rex, Reed, Redd, Rey, Rew, Roed, Reh, Rud, Reid

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Where is the Red family from?

You can see how Red families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Red family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Red families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 25 Red families living in Somerset. This was about 12% of all the recorded Red's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Red families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Red surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Red ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Red. 100% of Red men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Red women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Red. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Red census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Red. 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 Cards

There are 69,000 military records available for the last name Red. For the veterans among your Red ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Red lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Red life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Red in 1950 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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