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Rohr Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area thickly grown with reeds from Middle High German rōr (a collective singular) or near a well or channel rōr or a habitational name from any of several places called with this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Rohr ‘reed’ (see 1 above). Norwegian (Røhr): habitational name from the farm name Rør in Ringsaker from Old Norse reyrr ‘heap of stones’ in Østfold from Old Norse reyrr ‘rush’ (a plant).

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


Similar surnames: Mohr, Rehr, Rohn, Rock, Gohr, Nohr, Sohr, Ohr, Rohe, Ruhr

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Where is the Rohr family from?

You can see how Rohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rohr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 7 Rohr families living in Yorkshire. This was about 47% of all the recorded Rohr's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Rohr families in 1891.
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What did your Rohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Rohr. 100% of Rohr 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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Rohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rohr 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rohr. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Rohr. For the veterans among your Rohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rohr lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rohr in 1944 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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