Roop Family History

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Roop Name Meaning

Dutch: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Robrecht. Altered spelling of German Rupp. English: variant spelling of Roope.

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

Similar surnames: Rook, Roof, Roos, Roup, Ropp, Toop, Boop, Koop, Sooy, Ripp

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Roop Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roop name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Roop. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Roop Family Origin

Where is the Roop family from?

Roop Family Occupations

What did your Roop ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roop. A less common occupation for the Roop family was Carpenter. The most common Roop occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Roop's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Seaman

  • Carpenter


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

Roop Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Roop. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roop 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roop. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Roop. For the veterans among your Roop ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roop Life Expectancy

What is the average Roop lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Roop in 1945 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roop 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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