Roever Family History

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Roever Name Meaning

North German (also Röver): derogatory nickname from Middle Low German rover ‘robber’.

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

Similar surnames: Rover, Roemer, Roeger, Reder, Roper, Grever, Reier, Goeser, Roeber

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Roever Family Origin

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Roever Family Occupations

What did your Roever ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Roever occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Roever's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Roever family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roever.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker

  • Laborer


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

Roever Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Roever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roever 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Roever. 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 406 military records available for the last name Roever. For the veterans among your Roever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roever Life Expectancy

What is the average Roever lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Roever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Roever in 1958 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roever

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roever 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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