Roster Family History

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Roster Name Meaning

German (also Röster): occupational name for a lime burner, smelter, or blacksmith, a variant of Rost, with the addition of the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Poster, Koster, Rotter, Roser, Doster, Rister, Rosser, Rosler, Coster

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Roster Family Origin

Where is the Roster family from?

Roster Family Occupations

What did your Roster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roster. A less common occupation for the Roster family was Miner. The most common Roster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Roster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Miner


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

Roster Historical Records

What Roster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Roster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roster census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Roster

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roster. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Roster. For the veterans among your Roster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roster Life Expectancy

What is the average Roster lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Roster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Roster in 1964 was 73, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roster 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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