Reese Name Meaning

Welsh: from one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, Old Welsh Ris ‘ardor’. This was the name of the last ruler of an independent kingdom of Wales, Rhys ap Tewder, who died in 1093 unsuccessfully opposing the Norman advance. North German and Dutch: nickname for a very big man, from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch rese ‘giant’. German: habitational name from places called Rees or Reese, in Rhineland and Lower Saxony.

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


Similar surnames: Breese, Heese, Reise, Rees, Weese, Meese, Beese, Feese, Hees, Neese

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Reese Family Origin

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Reese Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reese. The most common Reese occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Reese's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Reese family was Coal Miner.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Reese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Reese in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reese

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