Red Name Meaning

English (Durham): variant of Read 1. Translation of German Roth.

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

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

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Red Family Origin

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Red Family Occupations

What did your Red ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Red occupation in the UK was Farmer. 24% of Red's were Farmers. Farmer, Bobbin & Carriage Maker and Cartman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Red. A less common occupation for the Red family was Coachman.

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  • Farmer

  • Bobbin & Carriage Maker

  • Cartman

  • Coachman


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Red Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Red Life Expectancy

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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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