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Rosson Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rostherne (Cheshire) from the Old Norse personal name Rauthr (genitive Rauths) + Old English or Old Norse thorn ‘thorn tree’. English: patronymic from the Middle English female personal name Rohese Roese later Rose Royse + -son. See Rose . English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Rozo Rosce + -son. See Ross . Italian: from an augmentative of Rosso .

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


Similar surnames: Roston, Rosso, Bossom, Rossen, Robson, Gosson, Rossin, Posson, Musson

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Where is the Rosson family from?

You can see how Rosson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rosson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Rosson families living in Tennessee. This was about 48% of all the recorded Rosson's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Rosson families in 1840.
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What did your Rosson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rosson. 25% of Rosson men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Rosson women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosson were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosson. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Rosson. For the veterans among your Rosson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosson lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rosson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Rosson in 1953 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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