Last name: ROE

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ROE : This last name is indexed 170,701 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROE : 1: English: nickname from Middle English ro(o) ‘roe deer’ (Old English rā). This is the midland and southern form also found in South Yorkshire and Lancashire. In much of northern England however rā remained unrounded and survives as Ray 3.2: English: post-medieval variant of Wroe (see Wray).3: English: post-medieval variant of Row (or vice versa); see Rowe.4: Irish (Laois): from Ó Ruaidh or Mac Ruaidh ‘descendant (or son) of Ruadh’ a byname meaning ‘red’. See also McRoy.5: Norwegian (also Røe): habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Røe or Roe from Old Norse ruth ‘clearing’.6: Korean: variant of Ro itself a variant of No 1.

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