Reed Family History

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Reed Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Read 1.

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

Similar surnames: Reede, Reeds, Redd, Red, Ree, Read, Reid, Need, Rees, Reek

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Reed Family Origin

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Reed Family Occupations

What did your Reed ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reed family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reed. The most common Reed occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Reed's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Reed Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Reed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reed 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 114,000 immigration records available for the last name Reed. 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 286,000 military records available for the last name Reed. For the veterans among your Reed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reed Life Expectancy

What is the average Reed lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Reed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reed in 1940 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reed 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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