Rosenthal Family History

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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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Rosenthal Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rosenthal name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rosenthal. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rosenthal Family Origin

Where is the Rosenthal family from?

Rosenthal Family Occupations

What did your Rosenthal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rosenthal occupation in the USA was Tailor. 7% of Rosenthal's were Tailors. Tailor, Farmer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rosenthal. A less common occupation for the Rosenthal family was Peddler.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Peddler


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

Rosenthal Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rosenthal Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rosenthal 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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