Rein Family History

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Rein Name Meaning

from a short form of any of the various personal names formed with the element ragin ‘counsel’, for example Reinbold, Reinhard (see Reinhardt). variant of Rain. perhaps a habitational name for someone who lived by the Rhine.

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

Similar surnames: Rhein, Mein, Wein, Reis, Nein, Rehn, Lein, Dein, Bein, Reil

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Rein Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rein name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Rein Family Origin

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Rein Family Occupations

What did your Rein ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rein family was Representative Clerk. The most common Rein occupation in the UK was Labourer. 29% of Rein's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Inventor & Maker Of Acoustics (Pursuits) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rein.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Inventor & Maker Of Acoustics (Pursuits)

  • Representative Clerk


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

Rein Historical Records

What Rein family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Rein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rein 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rein. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Rein. For the veterans among your Rein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rein Life Expectancy

What is the average Rein lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Rein in 1943 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rein 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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