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Origins of the Reid surname

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About the Reids

We have a total number of 336132 records for people with the last name Reid.

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Where do most Reids live?

In 1921, most Reids lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Reids

How common is your surname?

149th most common surname in the UK

We have 238,000 records for the Reid surname. The oldest one dates back to 1564.

Who were Reids most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Reid first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Reid family members

Common jobs for Reids

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

Common Female occupations for Reids in 1921
Dressmaker

1,297

Domestic Servant

1,164

Housekeeper

842

F S

764

House Keeper

580

Common Male occupations for Reids in 1921
Coal Miner

1,697

Farmer

1,196

Farm Servant

987

Fisherman

949

Mason

746

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