Roos Family History

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Roos Name Meaning

Dutch (also de Roos) and Swiss German: habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose. Dutch (also de Roos): metonymic occupational name for someone who grew roses, from roos ‘rose’. Dutch: from the female personal name Rosa (Latin rosa ‘rose’). Dutch: nickname from roos ‘erysipelas’, an infection which causes reddening of the skin and scalp, applied presumably to someone with a ruddy complexion. Swiss German: from a personal name formed with hrod ‘renown’. Swedish and Danish (of German origin): as 1. Swedish: variant of Ros. English and Scottish: variant of Ross 2.

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

Similar surnames: Ross, Rook, Roes, Root, Roof, Rokos, Loos, Ros, Goos, Hoos

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Roos Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Roos. 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


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Roos Family Origin

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Roos Family Occupations

What did your Roos ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Roos occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Roos's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roos. A less common occupation for the Roos family was Cooper.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Shoemaker

  • Cooper


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Roos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Roos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roos 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Roos. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Roos. For the veterans among your Roos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roos Life Expectancy

What is the average Roos lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Roos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Roos in 1947 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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