Roebuck Family History

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Roebuck Name Meaning

English: from Middle English robuc(k) ‘roebuck’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal.

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

Similar surnames: Rebuck, Robuck, Rock, Raybuck, Roback, Houck, Roggenbuck, Reck

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Roebuck Family Origin

Where is the Roebuck family from?

Roebuck Family Occupations

What did your Roebuck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Scholar, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roebuck. The most common Roebuck occupation in Canada was Scholar. 21% of Roebuck's were Scholars. A less common occupation for the Roebuck family was Merchant.

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  • Scholar

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Merchant


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

Roebuck Historical Records

What Roebuck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Roebuck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roebuck 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Roebuck. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Roebuck. For the veterans among your Roebuck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roebuck Life Expectancy

What is the average Roebuck lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Roebuck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roebuck in 1942 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roebuck

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roebuck 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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