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Rossen Surname Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in former East Prussia. English: variant of Rosson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rosen, Rossin, Rosten, Fossen, Rosser, Bossen, Rowden, Riessen

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Where is the Rossen family from?

You can see how Rossen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rossen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Rossen families living in North Carolina. This was about 43% of all the recorded Rossen's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Rossen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rossen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rossen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rossen. 23% of Rossen men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Rossen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossen were Proprietor and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rossen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rossen. For the veterans among your Rossen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rossen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rossen in 1962 was 65, and 86 in 2004.

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