Roe Family History & Genealogy

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Roe Last Name History & Origin

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Updated Oct 24, 2018

History

Recorded as Roe, Rowe, O'Ruadh and the rare Wroe, this is an English and Irish surname. It has several  possible origins. Perhaps the most likely is as a medieval nichkname from the  Old French word "roi", meaning king, and hence denoting someone who behaved in a  regal fashion, or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by being  elected "King for the day" in a local festivitial. Secondly and also a nickname  it could derive from the Olde English pre 7th century word "roege", meaning "roe  deer", and hence describe a fast mover. Thje surname is ancient being one of the  first created in the late 11th Century (see below), and early recordings  include: William le Roe the Pipe Rolls of Warwickshire in 1170, and Reginald le  Ro , in the "Kalendar of Abbot Samson of Bury St. Edmunds", Suffolk in 1188. In  parish records Elizabeth Roe was christened on September 27th 1553 at the church  of St. Mary Magdalene's, Old Fish Street, London, and Edward Wroe married Ann  Arnoll on April 30th 1592 at the church of St. Stephan's, Coleman Street, alos  city of London. A coat of arms was granted to the family depicts three silver  bucks courant on a blue shield, the crest being a red stag's head erased, and  the Motto "Tramite recta" which translates as "By a direct path". The first  recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ului Ra. This was  dated 1095, in the Feudal Documents from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds,  Suffolk", during the reign of King William 11nd, known as "Rufus", 1087 - 1100.  Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In  England this was sometimes known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames  in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing  variants of the original spelling.

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Name Origin

Red: red hair, red skin, like a Roe Deer. There is also A River Roe in northern Ireland

Spellings & Pronunciations

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Nationality & Ethnicity

Norway, Normandy, England, Ireland

Early Roes

These are the earliest records we have of the Roe family.

1702 - c. 1788
1798 - 1892
1639 - 1719
1741 - Apr 11, 1806
1794 - Jun 25, 1861
1806 - 1874
1800 - 1838
1772 - 1860
1811 - 1896
1813 - 1882

Roe Family Members

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Sample of 20 Roe Biographies

Jun 3, 1938 - Unknown
Mar 28, 1882 - February 1973
Mar 11, 1941 - Jun 24, 2010
Feb 9, 1892 - December 1978
Aug 30, 1895 - August 1965
Oct 8, 1911 - Aug 21, 1990
Sep 15, 1902 - December 1991
Oct 5, 1933 - Dec 10, 2000
Sep 12, 1891 - December 1969
Aug 15, 1937 - Sep 8, 2010
Jan 21, 1895 - February 1983
Jun 21, 1902 - April 1967
Apr 13, 1898 - May 1979
Mar 22, 1951 - Nov 18, 2010
c. 1958 - Unknown
c. 1953 - Unknown
c. 1876 - Dec 8, 1946
Oct 26, 1917 - Jul 24, 1965
Unknown - Unknown
c. 1917 - Unknown

Roe Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Roe family member is 70.1 years old according to our database of 10,475 people with the last name Roe that have a birth and death date listed.

Life Expectancy

70.1 years

Oldest Roes

These are the longest-lived members of the Roe family on AncientFaces.

c. 1757 - 1864
107 years
Jul 19, 1901 - Nov 20, 2008
107 years
Mar 15, 1902 - Mar 5, 2010
107 years
Jan 30, 1902 - Jun 23, 2007
105 years
Mar 11, 1880 - December 1984
104 years
Apr 21, 1889 - Mar 1, 1993
103 years
Jun 24, 1879 - December 1981
102 years
Feb 9, 1882 - June 1983
101 years
Jul 29, 1886 - Nov 6, 1987
101 years
Aug 19, 1909 - Dec 13, 2009
100 years

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