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Roof Family History

Roof Surname Meaning

English: variant of Rolfe . English: variant of Ruff . German: from Ruffo a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘fame renown’. This surname is very rare in Germany. Probably an Americanized form of German Ruf .

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


Similar surnames: Rook, Roos, Roop, Rolf, Hoof, Wolf, Roed, Roff, Roll, Coor

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Where is the Roof family from?

You can see how Roof families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roof family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roof families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Roof families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Roof's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Roof families in 1891.
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What did your Roof ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Roof. 91% of Roof 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
    91%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    10%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Roof. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roof 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roof. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Roof. For the veterans among your Roof ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roof lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roof life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roof in 1945 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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