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Monroe Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Munro . Irish: variant of Mulroy .

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

Similar surnames: Moore, Munroe, More, Hone, Conroy, Mcenroe, Mondor, Munro, Morro

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Where is the Monroe family from?

You can see how Monroe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Monroe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Monroe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 69 Monroe families living in British Columbia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Monroe's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Monroe families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Monroe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Monroe ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Monroe. 53% of Monroe men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Monroe women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Monroe were Machinist and Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Student
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 233,000 census records available for the last name Monroe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monroe 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Monroe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 68,000 military records available for the last name Monroe. For the veterans among your Monroe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Monroe lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Monroe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Monroe in 1942 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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