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 Family Origin

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Roof Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Roof family was Farming.

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Roof Historical Records

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Roof Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roof

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