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Rosenau Family History

Rosenau Surname Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named (all through Germany also in Austria and Alsace) from Middle High German rōse ‘rose’ + ouw(e) ‘water meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Rosen, Rosenbaum, Rosenow, Rosenthal, Rosenbauer, Roseman, Roen

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Where is the Rosenau family from?

You can see how Rosenau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosenau family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Rosenau families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Rosenau families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rosenau's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rosenau families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rosenau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rosenau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rosenau. 28% of Rosenau men worked as a Farmer and 42% of Rosenau women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosenau were Manager and Housework. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    42%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housework
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rosenau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosenau 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 Rosenau. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rosenau. For the veterans among your Rosenau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosenau lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rosenau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rosenau in 1941 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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