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Roher Family History

Roher Name Meaning

nickname for a rowdy or boisterous person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rohen ‘to make a noise’. reduced form of Röder (see Roeder).

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

Similar surnames: Roder, Roker, Rohe, Rover, Roper, Rohr, Reder, Roger, Boser, Rother

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Where is the Roher family from?

You can see how Roher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roher families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Roher families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Roher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Shoemaker was the top reported job for people in the CA named Roher. 50% of Roher men worked as a Shoemaker.

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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

  • Shoemaker
  • Merchant
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Roher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roher 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Roher. 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 Roher. For the veterans among your Roher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roher lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Roher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Roher in 1958 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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