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Roth Family History

Roth Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle High German rot, German rot ‘red’. As a Jewish surname it is also at least partly ornamental: its frequency as a Jewish surname is disproportionate to the number of Jews who, one may reasonably assume, were red-headed during the period of surname adoption.German and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, Old High German rod, Old English rod, roð.German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrod ‘renown’. Compare Rode 1, Ross 3.

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

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Name Distribution of Roth Families

  • Number of Roth families
     902 - 1,801
     301 - 901
     1 - 300
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roth families
     41 - 79
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roth families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roth Family Origin

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Roth Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Roth

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Roth Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Roth Civil War Service Records

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