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Ronald Family History

Ronald Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Raonull, which is a borrowing from Old Norse Rögnvaldr (see Reynold).

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

Similar surnames: Roland, Ronan, Donald, Howard, Konold, Conard, Renaud, Renaldo

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Where is the Ronald family from?

You can see how Ronald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ronald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ronald families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1891 there were 53 Ronald families living in Lancashire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Ronald's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Ronald families in 1891.
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What did your Ronald ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Ronald. 50% of Ronald men worked as a General Labourer and 83% of Ronald women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ronald were Capstan Setter and Housekeeper.

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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 Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dentist
  • Indep Means (capt)
  • Capstan Setter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Ronald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ronald 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Ronald. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ronald. For the veterans among your Ronald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ronald lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ronald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Ronald in 1951 was 34, and 36 in 2004.

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