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Rosten Name Meaning

English: variant of Rosson Norwegian (Røsten): habitational name from the farm name Røsten in Østerdal and Gudbrandsdal from rust ‘grove ridge’. Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Rosten in Østerdal and Gudbrandsdal of unexplained etymology. Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames. Compare Rothstein .

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

Similar surnames: Rusten, Rosen, Rossen, Roston, Osten, Royston, Kosten, Osen, Rostek

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Where is the Rosten family from?

You can see how Rosten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rosten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Rosten family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Rosten's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rosten families in 1840.
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What did your Rosten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rosten. 25% of Rosten men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Rosten women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosten were Truck Driver 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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rosten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosten 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 882 immigration records available for the last name Rosten. 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 423 military records available for the last name Rosten. For the veterans among your Rosten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosten lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rosten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Rosten in 1953 was 43, and 88 in 2004.

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