Roof Family History

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Roof Name Meaning

English: variant of Rolfe. German: from Ruffo, a short form of a personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Ruf(f).

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

Similar surnames: Rook, Roos, Roop, Rolf, Hoof, Wolf, Roed, Roff, Roll, Coor

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Roof Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roof name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Roof Family Origin

Where is the Roof family from?

Roof Family Occupations

What did your Roof ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roof family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roof. The most common Roof occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Roof's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Roof Historical Records

What Roof family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Roof. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roof 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roof. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Roof. For the veterans among your Roof ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roof Life Expectancy

What is the average Roof lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roof life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roof in 1945 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roof

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roof 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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