Roosevelt Family History

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Roosevelt Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone living by an area of uncultivated land overgrown with roses, from Dutch roose + velt ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Woodfield, Boisvert, Groeneveld, Hoogeveen, Rossell, Coovert, Cowsert

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Roosevelt Family Origin

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Roosevelt Family Occupations

What did your Roosevelt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Roosevelt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Roosevelt's were Farmers. Farmer, Gentleman and Church Organ were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roosevelt. A less common occupation for the Roosevelt family was Farmer-Gentleman.

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  • Farmer

  • Gentleman

  • Church Organ

  • Farmer-Gentleman


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Roosevelt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roosevelt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roosevelt 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roosevelt. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Roosevelt. For the veterans among your Roosevelt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roosevelt Life Expectancy

What is the average Roosevelt lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Roosevelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Roosevelt in 1961 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roosevelt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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