Rossow Family History

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Rossow Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): habitational name from any of several places so named in eastern Germany. Rossau may be a variant, from a place near Magdeburg.

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

Similar surnames: Russow, Rossen, Rossin, Dassow, Wussow, Ross, Koslow, Rossum, Rosenow

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Rossow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rossow name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Rossow Family Origin

Where is the Rossow family from?

Rossow Family Occupations

What did your Rossow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Teamster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rossow. A less common occupation for the Rossow family was Brickmaker. The most common Rossow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rossow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Teamster

  • Brickmaker


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

Rossow Historical Records

What Rossow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Rossow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rossow 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rossow. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rossow. For the veterans among your Rossow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rossow Life Expectancy

What is the average Rossow lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rossow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rossow in 1952 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rossow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rossow 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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