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Ro Family History

Ro Name Meaning

Korean: variant of No. Perhaps a shortened form of Dutch de Ro, a variant of Rode.

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

Similar surnames: Roe, Ko, Roh, Rho, Rog, Do, Go, Ra, To, No

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Where is the Ro family from?

You can see how Ro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ro families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Ro family living in Derbyshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Ro's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire and 2 other counties had the highest population of Ro families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ro ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ro. 63% of Ro women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housemaid
  • Kitchenmaid
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Ro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ro census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ro. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 36,000 military records available for the last name Ro. For the veterans among your Ro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ro lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Ro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ro in 1966 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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