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Origins of the Reese surname

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About the Reeses

We have a total number of 17948 records for people with the last name Reese.

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Where do most Reeses live?

In 1921, most Reeses lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Reeses

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We have 6,160 records for the Reese surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Reeses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Reese first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Reeses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Reeses in 1921


House Servant


Domestic Servant


Dress Maker




Common Male occupations for Reeses in 1921
Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Hands


General Farmers






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