Rees Family History

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Rees Name Meaning

Welsh: variant spelling of Reese. German: habitational name from a place in the Rhineland called Rees. German: short form of Andreas.

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

Similar surnames: Reese, Drees, Reis, Hees, Dees, Ries, Reek, Remes, Kees, Lees

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Rees Family Origin

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Rees Family Occupations

What did your Rees ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rees. 5% of Rees men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Rees women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rees were Coal Hewer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Farmer
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties

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

Rees Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 397,000 census records available for the last name Rees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rees 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 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Rees. 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 36,000 military records available for the last name Rees. For the veterans among your Rees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rees Life Expectancy

What is the average Rees lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rees in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rees 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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