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Reedy Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Reedie in Airlie (Angus) recorded as villa de Rethyn in 1264 or a place of the same name in Auchtermuchty (Fife) both named with Scottish Gaelic rèidh + -in ‘flat place’. Irish: from Ó Riada ‘descendant of Riada’ a personal name meaning ‘traveler rider’. Irish and Scottish: from Gaelic Mac Riada see McCready . Americanized form of German Riede or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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


Similar surnames: Keedy, Reidy, Ready, Reeds, Beedy, Ruedy, Reddy, Leedy, Reede, Rees

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Where is the Reedy family from?

You can see how Reedy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reedy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reedy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 70 Reedy families living in Lancashire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Reedy's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Reedy families in 1891.
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What did your Reedy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Reedy. 100% of Reedy men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Reedy 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

  • General Labourer
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Cotton Weaver
    14%
  • Retired
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Reedy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reedy 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Reedy. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Reedy. For the veterans among your Reedy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reedy lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reedy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Reedy in 1945 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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