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Origins of the Roe surname

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About the Roes

We have a total number of 75628 records for people with the last name Roe.

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Where do most Roes live?

In 1921, most Roes lived in Yorkshire.

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Interesting facts about Roes

How common is your surname?

663rd most common surname in the UK

We have 62,900 records for the Roe surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Roes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Roe first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Roes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Roes in 1921


Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means


House Servant


Cotton Weaver


Common Male occupations for Roes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner




General Labourer




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