Rota Name Meaning

Northern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with rota ‘wheel’, in particular Rota d’Imagna in Bergamo and Rota Greca in Cosenza. Italian: from a short form of Buonarrota, Buonarroto, an omen name meaning ‘good addition’. Spanish: habitational name from a place in the province of Cádiz, so named from Latin rota ‘wheel’. Greek (Rotas): from the vocabulary word rota ‘course (of a ship)’ (from Italian rotta, French route), hence perhaps an occupational nickname for a steersman.

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


Similar surnames: Rotta, Rosa, Roda, Roma, Mota, Cota, Rita, Ruta, Roza, Roca

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Rota Family Origin

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Rota Family Occupations

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  • Candy Maker

    14%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • House Carpenter

    14%
  • Huckster

    14%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rota family was Huckster. The most common Rota occupation in the USA was Candy Maker. 14% of Rota's were Candy Makers. Candy Maker, Carpenter and House Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rota.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Rota life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Rota in 1953 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rota

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