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Rover Surname Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who constructed or repaired roofs from an agent derivative of Middle English rof ‘roof’ (Old English hrōf). In the Middle Ages roofs might be thatched with reeds or straw or covered with tiles slates or wooden shingles. North German (Röver): see Roever .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cover, Roper, Over, Grover, Roder, Roker, Comer, Gover, Drover

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Where is the Rover family from?

You can see how Rover families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rover family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rover families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 27 Rover families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rover's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Rover families in 1891.
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What did your Rover ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butchers Assistant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rover. 100% of Rover men worked as a Butchers Assistant and 70% of Rover 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Butchers Assistant

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Rover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rover 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rover. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rover. For the veterans among your Rover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rover lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rover in 1961 was 39, and 64 in 2004.

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