Rover Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who constructed or repaired roofs, from an agent derivative of Middle English roof (Old English hrof). In the Middle Ages roofs might be thatched with reeds or straw, or covered with tiles, slates, or wooden shingles. German and English: nickname for an unscrupulous individual, from Middle Low German rover ‘pirate’, ‘robber’, Middle English rover. The English verb rove ‘to wander’ is probably a back-formation from this, and is not attested before the 16th century, so it is unlikely to lie behind any examples of the surname. German: variant of Röver (see Roever).

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


Similar surnames: Cover, Roper, Over, Grover, Roder, Roker, Comer, Gover, Drover

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Rover Family Origin

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Rover Family Occupations

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  • Corn Clerk Shipg

    11%
  • Cotton Spinner

    11%
  • Foreman

    11%
  • French Polisher

    11%

In 1881, the most common Rover occupation in the UK was Corn Clerk Shipg. 11% of Rover's were Corn Clerk Shipgs. Corn Clerk Shipg, Cotton Spinner and Foreman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rover. A less common occupation for the Rover family was French Polisher.

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Between 1961 and 2004, Rover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rover in 1961 was 39, and 64 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rover

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