Reeves Family History

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Reeves Name Meaning

patronymic from Reeve. topographic name for someone who lived on the margin of a wood, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter eves ‘at the edge’ (Old English æt þære efese).

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


Similar surnames: Reeve, Greaves, Reeder, Reever, Seever, Neaves, Reese, Nieves, Rieves

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Reeves Family Origin

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Reeves Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Gardener

    2%

In 1881, the most common Reeves occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Reeves's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reeves. A less common occupation for the Reeves family was Gardener.

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Reeves Historical Records

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Reeves Life Expectancy

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