Rohr Family History

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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 ror (a collective singular) or near a well or channel ror, or a habitational name from one of the several places named with this word. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental from German Rohr ‘reed’ (see 1 above).

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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Rohr Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rohr name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rohr. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Rohr Family Origin

Where is the Rohr family from?

Rohr Family Occupations

What did your Rohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rohr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Rohr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rohr family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rohr.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Rohr Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rohr Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rohr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rohr 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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