Roth Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Roth name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    37%

  • Germanic Europe

    16%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • European Jewish

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

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Roth Family Origin

Where is the Roth family from?

Roth Family Occupations

What did your Roth ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Roth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 261,000 census records available for the last name Roth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roth 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 69,000 immigration records available for the last name Roth. 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 86,000 military records available for the last name Roth. For the veterans among your Roth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roth Life Expectancy

What is the average Roth lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roth 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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