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Roe Family History

Roe Name Meaning
English: nickname for a timid person, from Middle English ro ‘roe’; this is a midland and southern form of Ray 2.Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Roe or Røe, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.English name adopted by bearers of French Baillargeon.Korean: variant of No.

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

1,221,910 Historical Documents with Roe on Ancestry.com
314,920 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
36,468 Military Records
20,115 Immigration Records
235,597 Census and Voter Lists
614,810 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Roe Families

  • Number of Roe families
     270 - 537
     91 - 269
     1 - 90
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roe families
     397 - 792
     133 - 396
     1 - 132
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roe families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Roe census records

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Roe Family Origin

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Roe Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Roe

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Roe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Roe census records

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Roe Civil War Service Records

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