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Roeber Family History

Roeber Name Meaning

habitational name from a place named Roben, for example in Thuringia or Schleswig. from a Germanic personal name based on hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’. Low German variant of Räuber (see Rauber).

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


Similar surnames: Roemer, Roeser, Roeger, Reber, Rieber, Reder, Roeder, Kober, Reker

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Where is the Roeber family from?

You can see how Roeber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roeber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roeber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Roeber families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Roeber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roeber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roeber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roeber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roeber. 34% of Roeber men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Roeber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roeber were Carpenter and Secretary.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • School Teacher
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roeber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roeber 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 735 immigration records available for the last name Roeber. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Roeber. For the veterans among your Roeber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roeber lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Roeber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roeber in 1963 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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