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Rossier Name Meaning

French: probably a topographic name for someone who lived in marshy terrain from a derivative of Old French ros ‘reed’.

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


Similar surnames: Bossier, Rosier, Rodier, Rosler, Rossler, Rosiek, Roessler, Messier

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Where is the Rossier family from?

You can see how Rossier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rossier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rossier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rossier family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Rossier's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rossier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rossier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rossier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rossier. 27% of Rossier men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Rossier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rossier were Teacher and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    29%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rossier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossier 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Rossier. 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 279 military records available for the last name Rossier. For the veterans among your Rossier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rossier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rossier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Rossier in 1944 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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