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Roes Family History

Roes Name Meaning

habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, Middle Dutch roose. from the female personal name Rosa.

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


Similar surnames: Roos, Ross, Moes, Rokes, Croes, Ries, Roen, Goes, Roese, Roe

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Where is the Roes family from?

You can see how Roes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Roes families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Roes's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Roes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roes. 20% of Roes men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Roes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roes were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Servant
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Roes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roes 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 Roes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Roes. For the veterans among your Roes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roes lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Roes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Roes in 1949 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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