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Roed Family History

Roed Surname Meaning

German: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal name Hrodo from hrōd ‘fame renown’. Norwegian (Røed): variant of Røe (see Roe ). Danish: either from a byname Roth meaning ‘root’ or a habitational name from place so named.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Roen, Ried, Roe, Roch, Rod, Dodd, Rock, Rohm, Roger, Red

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Where is the Roed family from?

You can see how Roed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roed family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Roed families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 18 Roed families living in London. This was about 41% of all the recorded Roed's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Roed families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roed ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Roed. 60% of Roed women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    60%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    40%
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What Roed family records will you find?

Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roed. 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 Cards

There are 931 military records available for the last name Roed. For the veterans among your Roed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roed lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roed in 1963 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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