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Roos Surname Meaning

Dutch (also De Roos): topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a rose or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew roses from roos ‘rose’. Dutch: from the female personal name Rosa (from Latin rosa ‘rose’). Dutch: nickname from roos ‘erysipelas’ an infection which causes reddening of the skin and scalp applied presumably to someone with a ruddy complexion. German and Danish (of German origin): variant of Rose a cognate of 1 above. Swiss German: from a personal name formed with hrōd ‘fame renown’. Swedish: variant of Ros a cognate of 1 above.7: English and Scottish: variant of Ross .

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

Similar surnames: Ross, Rook, Roes, Root, Roof, Rokos, Loos, Ros, Goos, Hoos

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Where is the Roos family from?

You can see how Roos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 55 Roos families living in London. This was about 35% of all the recorded Roos's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Roos families in 1891.
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What did your Roos ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Roos. 100% of Roos men worked as a Retired and 85% of Roos 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Stenographer
  • Companion Help
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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Roos. 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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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Roos. For the veterans among your Roos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roos lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Roos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Roos in 1947 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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