Roane Family History

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Roane Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Rowan or possibly a variant of Ruane.

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

Similar surnames: Roan, Loane, Bane, Rone, Royse, Rocke, Hane, Rape, Ruane, Shane

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Roane Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roane name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Roane Family Origin

Where is the Roane family from?

Roane Family Occupations

What did your Roane ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Roane occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Roane's were Farmers. Farmer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Roane.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant


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

Roane Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Roane. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roane 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roane. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Roane. For the veterans among your Roane ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roane Life Expectancy

What is the average Roane lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Roane life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Roane in 1949 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roane 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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