Rossiter Family History

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Rossiter Name Meaning

English: variant of Rochester.

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

Similar surnames: Rosser, Crosier, Foister, Wooster, Worster, Hoosier, Lasiter

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Rossiter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rossiter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rossiter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Rossiter Family Origin

Where is the Rossiter family from?

Rossiter Family Occupations

What did your Rossiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rossiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Rossiter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rossiter family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rossiter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rossiter Historical Records

What Rossiter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Rossiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossiter 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossiter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rossiter. For the veterans among your Rossiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rossiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Rossiter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Rossiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rossiter in 1948 was 67, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rossiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rossiter 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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