Revere Family History

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Revere Name Meaning

French: variant of Rivière, Rivoire, or Rivier, topographic name for someone living on the banks of a river, French rivier ‘bank’, or habitational name from any of the many places in France named with this word. English: nickname from Middle English revere ‘reiver’, ‘robber’. English: topographic name for someone who lived on the brow of a hill, from a misdivision of the Middle English phrase atter evere ‘at the brow or edge’ (from Old English yfer, efer ‘edge’) or a habitational name from a place named with this phrase, as for example River in West Sussex or Rivar in Wiltshire. Jewish (from Italy): habitational name from a place in Mantua named Revere.

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

Similar surnames: Lever, Devere, Riviere, Rivers, Reker, Reder, Reese, Severe, Rivera

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Revere Family Origin

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Revere Family Occupations

What did your Revere ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Revere occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 40% of Revere's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Brk Labb (Brick) and Builder Pulling Down Old Buildings were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Revere. A less common occupation for the Revere family was House Painter & Dealer In Building Materials.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Brk Labb (Brick)

  • Builder Pulling Down Old Buildings

  • House Painter & Dealer In Building Materials


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Revere Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Revere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Revere 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 618 immigration records available for the last name Revere. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Revere. For the veterans among your Revere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Revere Life Expectancy

What is the average Revere lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Revere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Revere in 1949 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Revere 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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