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Rosner Name Meaning

German (Rösner): habitational name for someone from a place called Rosenau or Rosna, or for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a rose, from Middle High German rose ‘rose’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Rose 3.

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


Similar surnames: Rosler, Roser, Rasner, Risner, Rohner, Posner, Kroner, Rovner, Hosner

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Where is the Rosner family from?

You can see how Rosner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Rosner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 33 Rosner families living in Missouri. This was about 22% of all the recorded Rosner's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Rosner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rosner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rosner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rosner. 13% of Rosner men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Rosner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosner were Laborer and New Worker.

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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
    13%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosner. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rosner. For the veterans among your Rosner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rosner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rosner in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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