Reeve Name Meaning

English (most common in East Anglia): from Middle English reeve, an occupational name for a steward or bailiff, the precise character of whose duties varied from place to place and at different periods.

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


Similar surnames: Reeves, Reese, Revere, Cleve, Beese, Reeder, Reaver, Reef, Shreeve

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Reeve Family Origin

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Reeve Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reeve family was Coal Miner. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reeve. The most common Reeve occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Reeve's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Reeve Historical Records

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Reeve Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Reeve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Reeve in 1942 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reeve

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