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Origins of the Reeve surname

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About the Reeves

We have a total number of 82517 records for people with the last name Reeve.

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Where do most Reeves live?

In 1921, most Reeves lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Reeves

How common is your surname?

510th most common surname in the UK

We have 75,300 records for the Reeve surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Reeves most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Reeves.

What are the most common Reeve first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Reeves

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

Common Female occupations for Reeves in 1921
Dressmaker

352

Laundress

182

General Servant Domestic

173

Domestic Servant

149

Living On Own Means

147

Common Male occupations for Reeves in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

731

Farm Labourer

336

Farmer

253

Carpenter

251

General Labourer

204

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