Rosh Family History

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Rosh Name Meaning

Dutch or German: Americanized spelling of Rosch. Slovenian: nickname from roš, a reduced form of rovaš ‘stick split lengthwise’, used to keep accounts (by scoring or making notches in the wood). Compare Ros 4. Jewish: either a shortened form of some Ashkenazic surname, or from Hebrew rosh ‘head’.

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

Similar surnames: Ros, Ross, Roth, Rush, Tosh, Rosch, Rose, Rish, Roch, Grosh

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Rosh Family Origin

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Rosh Family Occupations

What did your Rosh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rosh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rosh's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rosh family was Labors On Farm. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rosh.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Labors On Farm


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

Rosh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Rosh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosh 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosh. 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 742 military records available for the last name Rosh. For the veterans among your Rosh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rosh Life Expectancy

What is the average Rosh lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rosh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Rosh in 1960 was 53, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rosh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rosh 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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