Roscoe Family History

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Roscoe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire called Roscoe, named in Old Norse with rá ‘roebuck’ + scógr ‘copse’. Americanized spelling of French Racicot.

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

Similar surnames: Rascoe, Rosche, Biscoe, Ruscoe, Briscoe, Rasco, Rose, Roston, Rosson

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Roscoe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roscoe name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Roscoe Family Origin

Where is the Roscoe family from?

Roscoe Family Occupations

What did your Roscoe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roscoe family was Caretaker. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roscoe. The most common Roscoe occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Roscoe's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Merchant

  • Caretaker


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

Roscoe Historical Records

What Roscoe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Roscoe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roscoe 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roscoe. 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 Roscoe. For the veterans among your Roscoe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roscoe Life Expectancy

What is the average Roscoe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Roscoe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Roscoe in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roscoe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roscoe 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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