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Monroe Family History

Monroe Name Meaning
Scottish: according to tradition, this is a rare example of a Gaelic surname of topographic origin, the first element of which is probably Gaelic mun, a mutated form of bun ‘foot’, or British minit ‘hill’. In Ireland this name has sometimes been used as an equivalent of O’Mellan (see Mellon) and Milroy 2.

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

1,356,989 Historical Documents with Monroe on Ancestry.com
305,217 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
66,991 Military Records
12,634 Immigration Records
228,896 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Monroe Families

  • Number of Monroe families
     356 - 709
     119 - 355
     1 - 118
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Monroe families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Monroe families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Monroe Family Origin

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Monroe Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Monroe

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Monroe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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