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Roether Name Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Rodher (see Roder ).

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


Similar surnames: Rother, Roethler, Raether, Goetter, Goethe, Roetzer, Reeter, Roeber

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Where is the Roether family from?

You can see how Roether families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roether family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Roether families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Roether families living in Ohio. This was about 27% of all the recorded Roether's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Roether families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roether surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roether ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roether. 28% of Roether men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Roether women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roether were Farm Worker and Maid. .

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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
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Own Home
    19%
  • Maid
    19%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Roether. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roether 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 235 immigration records available for the last name Roether. 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 703 military records available for the last name Roether. For the veterans among your Roether ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roether lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Roether life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Roether in 1958 was 49, and 82 in 2004.

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