Rockow Family History

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Rockow Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name from a place now called Rockau near Jena in Thuringia, or from Ruckoff near Chemnitz, Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Rackow, Rocker, Rakow, Rock, Rockel, Suckow, Rossow, Rocks, Klockow

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Rockow Family Origin

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Rockow Family Occupations

What did your Rockow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rockow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Rockow's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rockow.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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Rockow Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rockow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rockowcensus 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 160 immigration records available for the last name Rockow. 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 187 military records available for the last name Rockow. For the veterans among your Rockow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rockow Life Expectancy

What is the average Rockow lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rockow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Rockow in 1963 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

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