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Roed Family History

Roed Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Hrodo, from hrod ‘renown’, ‘fame’. Norwegian (Røed): variant of Roe. Danish: either from a byname, Roth, meaning ‘root’, or from a Danish place name.

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


Similar surnames: Roen, Ried, Roe, Roch, Rod, Dodd, Rock, Rohm, Roger, Red

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Where is the Roed family from?

You can see how Roed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roed family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Roed families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Roed families living in Iowa. This was about 38% of all the recorded Roed's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Roed families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roed ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roed. 20% of Roed men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Roed women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roed were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housemaid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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What Roed family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roed 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 Roed. 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 931 military records available for the last name Roed. For the veterans among your Roed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roed lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roed in 1963 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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