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Roa Family History

Roa Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Roa in Burgos province.

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

Similar surnames: Rua, Rota, Roza, Rosa, Roan, Roca, Roma, Rod, Roda, Roe

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Where is the Roa family from?

You can see how Roa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Roa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Roa families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Roa's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Roa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roa. 31% of Roa men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Roa women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roa were Musician and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Musician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
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What Roa family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Roa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Roa. For the veterans among your Roa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roa lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Roa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Roa in 1942 was 53, and 68 in 2004.

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