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Roots Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Root 1.

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


Similar surnames: Coots, Root, Rooks, Rooth, Roets, Foots, Gotts, Rolls, Rootes, Moors

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Roots Family Origin

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Roots Family Occupations

What did your Roots ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roots ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%

In 1880, the most common Roots occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Roots's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roots. A less common occupation for the Roots family was Keeping House.

Source: Census data for Roots | Data not to scale

Roots Historical Records

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Roots Life Expectancy

What is the average Roots lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roots 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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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Roots life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Roots in 1953 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roots

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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