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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Roe
A roebuck. See Roebuck.The female of any species of deer.

Etymology: OE. ro, AS. rāh; akin to D. ree, G. reh, Icel. , SW.

noun Roe
Senses
  1. [Zoöl] The ova or spawn of fishes and amphibians, especially when still inclosed in the ovarian membranes. Sometimes applied, loosely, to the sperm and the testes of the male.
  2. A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.

Etymology: For roan, OE. rowne, akin to G. rogen, OHG. rogan, Icel. hrogn, Dan. rogn ravn, Sw. rom; of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ��� pebble, Skr. �arkarā gravel

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
  2. The egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
  3. Eggs of female fish
  4. Fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture
Wiktionary
  1. A surname​, from a Middle English nickname meaning a roe.

Notable Persons Named Roe

Rick Hall is a soul music, pop music, and country music record producer. His career lasted from 1959 to 1959. Rick was given the name Roe Erister Hall on January 31st, 1932 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

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Roe Conn is a presenter. Roe was born on June 6th, 1964 in Chicago.

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Roe was born in 1969 in Miami.

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Roe Skidmore is an athlete. Roe was born on October 30th, 1945 in Decatur, Illinois.

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Roe Campbell is a football player. Roe was born on January 4th, 1900 in Washington County, Tennessee.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Roe

Alex Roe is an actor and football player. His ongoing career started in 2000. Alex was given the name Alexander Michael Roe-Brown on June 18th, 1990 in Westminster. Alex is also known as Alex Roe-Brown.

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Eugene Roe is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.

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Tommy Roe is a rock, roll, pop music, and bubblegum pop singing and songwriter. He plays Human voice and Guitar. He has been prominent since 1959. Tommy was given the name Thomas David Roe on May 9th, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Evan Roe is an actor. He has been prominent since 2012. Evan was born on February 9th, 2000 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

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Jeff Roe is a political consultant.

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Phil Roe is an obstetrics and gynaecology. He was most active from 2009 to present. His military service ended in 1974. Phil was born on July 21st, 1945 in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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How popular is the baby name Roe in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 9 0 9
1883 5 0 5
1885 6 0 6
1887 5 0 5
1888 5 0 5
1889 5 0 5
1890 10 5 5
1891 6 0 6
1892 7 0 7
1894 7 0 7
1895 11 0 11
1896 6 0 6
1897 6 0 6
1900 7 0 7
1903 7 0 7
1904 6 0 6
1905 6 0 6
1908 7 0 7
1909 7 0 7
1911 9 0 9
1912 9 0 9
1913 11 0 11
1914 16 0 16
1915 19 0 19
1916 25 0 25
1917 23 0 23
1918 23 0 23
1919 21 0 21
1920 18 0 18
1921 20 0 20
1922 17 0 17
1923 19 0 19
1924 17 5 12
1925 21 7 14
1926 15 0 15
1927 14 0 14
1928 9 0 9
1929 10 0 10
1930 9 0 9
1931 19 0 19
1932 18 0 18
1933 21 0 21
1934 10 0 10
1935 15 0 15
1936 18 7 11
1937 8 0 8
1938 15 5 10
1939 13 0 13
1940 11 0 11
1941 12 0 12
1942 6 0 6
1943 11 0 11
1944 14 0 14
1945 12 0 12
1946 11 0 11
1947 20 7 13
1948 17 7 10
1949 16 5 11
1950 5 0 5
1951 12 0 12
1952 18 9 9
1953 16 0 16
1954 15 5 10
1955 20 10 10
1956 13 8 5
1957 14 5 9
1958 11 5 6
1959 11 0 11
1961 16 5 11
1964 8 0 8
1973 5 0 5
1974 5 0 5
1975 6 0 6
1977 5 0 5
1998 5 0 5
2011 5 0 5
2014 6 6 0
2016 19 11 8
2017 20 10 10

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Popularity of Roe as a last name

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Common last names for Roe

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Reed
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Russell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Roe U.S.
  White 90.91% 64.26%
  African American 3.17% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.23% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.71% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.40% 16.26%

Of Last Name Roe

People with the last name Roe are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Roe

  • How Popular is the name Roe? Roe is the 10,881st most popular name of all time. As a last name Roe was the 1,406th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Roe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 955 babies born with the first name Roe in the United States. That's more than enough people named Roe to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Roe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Roe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Roe is Friday, October 8th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Roe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Roe was in 1916 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Roe Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Roe is not a popular baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Tennessee have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Roe: Your name in reverse order is Eor. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oer. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Roe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 25,286 people with the last name Roe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Roe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 9 of them will have Roe as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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