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Rosen Family History

Rosen Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Rosen ‘roses’. German: from an inflected form of the personal name Rose. German: habitational name from any of several places, in Westphalia, Silesia, and East Prussia, named Rosen, from Rose ‘rose’. Swedish (Rosén): see Roseen.

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


Similar surnames: Rose, Roser, Osen, Roden, Roen, Rosin, Rozen, Rosten, Rossen, Posen

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Where is the Rosen family from?

You can see how Rosen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rosen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Rosen families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Rosen's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rosen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rosen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rosen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rosen. 16% of Rosen men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Rosen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosen were Manager and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 110,000 census records available for the last name Rosen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosen 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 41,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosen. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Rosen. For the veterans among your Rosen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rosen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rosen in 1943 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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