Reuter Family History

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Reuter Name Meaning

German: derivative of Middle High German (ge)riute ‘clearing’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing or an occupational name for a clearer of woodland. Reut(e) and Reit are frequent elements of place names, indicating location in a forest or former forest. German: derogatory nickname from Middle High German riutære ‘footpad’, ‘highwayman’; later, possibly an occupational name for a mounted soldier (see Reiter).

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

Similar surnames: Reiter, Kreuter, Rester, Nester, Reiser, Reder, Reusser, Tretter

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Reuter Family Origin

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Reuter Family Occupations

What did your Reuter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Reuter family was Commercial Clerk. The most common Reuter occupation in the UK was Art Designer (Pottery). 9% of Reuter's were Art Designer (Pottery)s. Art Designer (Pottery), Bakers Fireman and Clerk In Continentl Foreigners Agents were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Reuter.

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  • Art Designer (Pottery)

  • Bakers Fireman

  • Clerk In Continentl Foreigners Agents

  • Commercial Clerk


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

Reuter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Reuter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reuter 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Reuter. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Reuter. For the veterans among your Reuter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Reuter Life Expectancy

What is the average Reuter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Reuter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Reuter in 1944 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Reuter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Reuter 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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