Roorda Family History

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Roorda Name Meaning

Frisian: from a personal name, Rowertha, a compound of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + warda ‘guardian’.

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

Similar surnames: Roosa, Corda, Korda, Woods, Gonda, Cords, Flora, Jordan, Klouda

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Roorda Family Origin

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Roorda Family Occupations

What did your Roorda ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roorda family was Painter. Farmer and Huckster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Roorda. The most common Roorda occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Roorda's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Huckster

  • Painter


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

Roorda Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Roorda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roorda 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 550 immigration records available for the last name Roorda. 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 197 military records available for the last name Roorda. For the veterans among your Roorda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roorda Life Expectancy

What is the average Roorda lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roorda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Roorda in 1963 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roorda

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roorda 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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