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Rosenthal Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places named Rosenthal or Rosendahl (‘rose valley’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the German compound Rosenthal ‘rose valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Lowenthal, Rosenwald, Wiesenthal, Rosenau, Rosendahl, Odenthal

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Where is the Rosenthal family from?

You can see how Rosenthal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosenthal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rosenthal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rosenthal family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Rosenthal's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rosenthal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rosenthal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rosenthal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rosenthal. 19% of Rosenthal men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Rosenthal women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosenthal 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
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Rosenthal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosenthal 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 46,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosenthal. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Rosenthal. For the veterans among your Rosenthal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosenthal lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rosenthal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rosenthal in 1940 was 30, and 80 in 2004.

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