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Roers Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name from Dutch roer, Middle Dutch ro(e)der, rueder ‘gauger of wine casks’. North German (Röers): variant of Röder (see Roder 1).

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


Similar surnames: Roehrs, Broers, Moers, Joers, Goers, Boers, Rohrs, Roes, Rakers

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Where is the Roers family from?

You can see how Roers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Roers families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Roers families living in Minnesota. This was about 74% of all the recorded Roers's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Roers families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roers. 27% of Roers men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Roers women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roers were Farming and House Work.

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Farm Work
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • House Work
    10%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Roers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roers 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 203 immigration records available for the last name Roers. 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 321 military records available for the last name Roers. For the veterans among your Roers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roers lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Roers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Roers in 1965 was 71, and 75 in 2004.

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