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Roan Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Rowan. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Rouen in Normandy. In Scotland the name is also derived in part from any of several places named Roan in the Borders and Strathclyde. There was also a medieval female personal name Roana, which may have given rise to some examples of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Roen, Rohn, Roman, Ron, Ruan, Rohan, Bryan, Moat, Roane, Coan

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Roan Family Origin

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Roan Family Occupations

What did your Roan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Roan occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Roan's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Roan family was Agl Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roan.

View Census data for Roan | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Plasterer

    5%
  • Agl Labourer

    2%

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

Roan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Roan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Roan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Roan. For the veterans among your Roan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roan Life Expectancy

What is the average Roan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Roan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Roan in 1946 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roan 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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