Roskam Family History

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Roskam Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a horse dealer, from Middle High German roskamp, Middle Dutch roscam ‘currycomb’, ‘horse comb’.

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


Similar surnames: Rock, Rosman, Roskamp, Rossum, Rotan, Rokos, Kosa, Raspa, Roske

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Roskam Family Origin

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Roskam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Commission Mercht

    17%
  • House Keeping

    17%
  • Retail Grocer

    17%

In 1880, Farmer, Commission Mercht and House Keeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roskam. The most common Roskam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Roskam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Roskam family was Retail Grocer.

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Roskam Historical Records

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Roskam Life Expectancy

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