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Roen Family History

Roen Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name derived from run ‘rune’, ‘secret’. Norwegian (Røen): variant of Roe. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Rönn, a habitational name for someone from any of the places named Rönne, near Bielefeld, Kiel, and Winsen in northern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Hoen, Ron, Roan, Roed, Rosen, Ruen, Moen, Ren, Rohn, Roe

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Where is the Roen family from?

You can see how Roen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Roen families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Roen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roen families in 1911.
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What did your Roen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Roen. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roen. 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 736 military records available for the last name Roen. For the veterans among your Roen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roen lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Roen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Roen in 1955 was 55, and 87 in 2004.

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