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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Plasterer

    5%
  • Agl Labourer

    2%

In 1881, 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. The most common Roan occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Roan's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Roan Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roan

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