Reich Family History

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Reich Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man, from Middle High German rich ‘of noble descent’, ‘powerful’, ‘rich’, German reich ‘rich’. German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element rihhi ‘power’, ‘might’.

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

Similar surnames: Rich, Teich, Reiff, Rech, Raich, Redlich, Weich, Reisch, Eich, Reick

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Reich Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Reich name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Reich. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Reich Family Origin

Where is the Reich family from?

Reich Family Occupations

What did your Reich ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, 141 Ac. Arable-Employing 3 Men And 2 Women Cattle Dealer & Farmer, Analytical Chemist (Sci...l Pension) and Baker (Journeyman) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reich. A less common occupation for the Reich family was Boiler Fitter. The most common Reich occupation in the UK was 141 Ac. Arable-Employing 3 Men And 2 Women Cattle Dealer & Farmer. 5% of Reich's were 141 Ac. Arable-Employing 3 Men And 2 Women Cattle Dealer & Farmers.

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  • 141 Ac. Arable-Employing 3 Men And 2 Women Cattle Dealer & Farmer

  • Analytical Chemist (Sci...l Pension)

  • Baker (Journeyman)

  • Boiler Fitter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Reich ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Reich Historical Records

What Reich family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Reich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reich 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Reich. 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 Reich. For the veterans among your Reich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reich Life Expectancy

What is the average Reich lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Reich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Reich in 1945 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reich 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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