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Race Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Race Rees
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Welcome to the Race One Name Study!


Welcome to the Race/Rees Name Study. The surnames associated with this name Study are Race (aka Rees). The purpose of the Race/Rees One-Name-Study project is to provide a central and open access place in Wikitree for members who wish to collaborate in researching the Surname Race regardless of where those Race’s were born or in what era they lived. There are many alternate spellings of the name Race (e.g. Rees, Reese, etc.) For the time being this study is focused only on the “Race” & “Rees” surname itself and others with these various similar surnames may join us if they wish or begin their own Name Study. If you would like to join the Study please contact the project leader Andrew Simpier or post a comment to the right. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Origin of the name Race and its meaning


How To Join

  1. This is an open public project there are no requirements to join. Anyone can view all of the information in this project but only the Trusted List can edit it.
  2. One Name Studies project page - This a general information page about how Wikitree One Name Study projects work.
  3. Add one_name_studies to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in G2G.
  4. Add Race or Rees to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all our discussions in G2G.

FYI: We are currently looking for volunteers to Join the trusted list to help in the Race name study and also those willing to be profile managers

Race One-Name-Study Template

Adding this to your profile: {{One Name Study|name=Race}}

Will result in this:

This profile is part of the Race Name Study.


  1. This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect. We strongly encourage all those with a knowledge and understanding of the surname “Race” to join our Name Study & help in our collaborative effort to show the history of the name & why the name variations & spellings, etc.
  2. Connect our “Race” name to the surname “Rees” in collaboration with the New Netherland Settlers Project for the profile of Andries Rees (1678 - 1724)
  3. Document and correctly connect all Race lines on Wikitree
  4. Add Race DNA results to help confirm connections
  5. Create a meaningful bio for each profile so that it represents a person's life
  6. Develop a reference library specifically for Race genealogy research

What You Can Do?

  1. Add the category or template Race to all of the Race profiles which you manage. [If you add the template it will automatically add the category.]
  2. Make sure the Race profiles that you manage have good sources and a biography
  3. Ask questions in G2G if you need genealogy help
  4. Post comments in the boxes on this page to share Race Genealogy information
  5. Link Race Space Pages to this Project Page.
  6. If you are interested in a new “Race” category [e.g. Race’s form a particular location, etc.] let your leader know.

Task List

  1. Obtain the history of the Surname Race and it’s variant forms
  2. Add to the discussion about the Origins of the name Race and it’s variant forms
  3. Add valuable resources for the surname “Race”
  4. Improve the profile of Mary Jane (Race) Gibbs (1830 - 1910)
  5. Improve the profile of Jonathan Race (1791 - 1872)
  6. Improve the profile of Andrew Race Jr (abt. 1770 - abt. 1834)
  7. Improve the profile of Andrew Race Sr (1738)
  8. Improve the profile of William Race Sr (1710 - 1755)


Quick links:


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  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: Andrew Simpier, Linda Simpier, and One Name Studies WikiTree. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)

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