Rockefeller Family History

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Rockefeller Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from the village of Rockenfeld near Neuwied, Rhineland, named in Middle High German with rocke ‘rye’ (Old High German rocko) + feld ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Teffeteller, Feller, Rocker, Rodeheaver, Brockmiller, Lockmiller

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Rockefeller Family Origin

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Rockefeller Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Rockefeller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Rockefeller's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rockefeller family was Grocer. Farmer, Carpenter and Fruit Grower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rockefeller.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Fruit Grower

  • Grocer


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Rockefeller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rockefeller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rockefeller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rockefeller. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Rockefeller. For the veterans among your Rockefeller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rockefeller Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Rockefeller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rockefeller in 1954 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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