Roberts Family History

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Roberts Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robert. This surname is very frequent in Wales and west central England. It is also occasionally borne by Jews, presumably as an Americanized form of a like-sounding Jewish surname.

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


Similar surnames: Robert, Mcroberts, Roberto, Robertson, Gobert, Roberti, Rewerts

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Roberts Family Origin

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Roberts Family Occupations

What did your Roberts ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Roberts. 3% of Roberts men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Roberts women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roberts were Builders Labourer and Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Farmer
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    1%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    52%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Household Duties
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Roberts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3 million census records available for the last name Roberts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roberts 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 576,000 immigration records available for the last name Roberts. 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 446,000 military records available for the last name Roberts. For the veterans among your Roberts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roberts Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Roberts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Roberts in 1940 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

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