Roeder Family History

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Roeder Name Meaning

variant of Roder. habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rödern, in Alsace, Rhineland, and Saxony, or Röderau in Saxony, or from any of various places in Germany and Austria called Rode.

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

Similar surnames: Reder, Roder, Roemer, Roeber, Rieder, Roedel, Lieder, Reker, Moeder

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Roeder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roeder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Roeder. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Roeder Family Origin

Where is the Roeder family from?

Roeder Family Occupations

What did your Roeder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Roeder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Roeder's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roeder. A less common occupation for the Roeder family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roeder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Roeder Historical Records

What Roeder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Roeder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roeder census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roeder. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Roeder. For the veterans among your Roeder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roeder Life Expectancy

What is the average Roeder lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Roeder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Roeder in 1947 was 69, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roeder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roeder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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