Roth Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle High German rot, German rot ‘red’. As a Jewish surname it is also at least partly ornamental: its frequency as a Jewish surname is disproportionate to the number of Jews who, one may reasonably assume, were red-headed during the period of surname adoption. German and English: topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, Old High German rod, Old English rod, roð. German: from a short form of any of the various Germanic personal names with the first element hrod ‘renown’. Compare Rode 1, Ross 3.

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


Similar surnames: Rath, Koth, Ruth, Roch, Noth, Toth, Rock, Voth, Rosh, Roeth

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Roth Family Origin

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Roth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roth. A less common occupation for the Roth family was Carpenter. The most common Roth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Roth's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Roth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Roth in 1940 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roth

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