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Roets Family History

Roets Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names beginning with the element hrōd ‘fame renown’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Roels, Roeth, Boers, Raetz, Roes, Lorts, Noeth, Goers, Broers, Roots

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Where is the Roets family from?

You can see how Roets families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roets family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Roets families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Roets families living in Wisconsin. This was about 75% of all the recorded Roets's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Roets families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roets surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roets ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roets. 50% of Roets men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Roets women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roets were Laborer and Stenographer. .

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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
    50%
  • Truck Driver
    20%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Roets. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roets 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 208 immigration records available for the last name Roets. 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 266 military records available for the last name Roets. For the veterans among your Roets ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roets lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roets life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Roets in 1963 was 67, and 92 in 2004.

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