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Rohn Name Meaning

nickname for a coarse or uncouth person, from Middle High German ron(e) ‘stump’, ‘block’. habitational name from places named Rohne, Rohna, or Ronau in Silesia, Thuringia, and Saxony. from a short form of the medieval personal name Hieronymus (see Jerome).

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


Similar surnames: Rahn, Rohr, Mohn, Roan, Krohn, Hohn, Rohe, Roen, Rohm, John

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Where is the Rohn family from?

You can see how Rohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Rohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Rohn families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Rohn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rohn families in 1911.
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What did your Rohn ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Rohn lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rohn in 1948 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

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