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Rothacker Name Meaning

habitational name based on a field name derived from Middle High German riuten, roten ‘to clear land (for cultivation)’ + acker ‘field’. from a Germanic personal name, Hrodachar, formed with hrod ‘renown’. Altered spelling of Swiss German Rothacher, a habitational name for someone from any of several places named Rothach or Rottach.

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


Similar surnames: Rocker, Hofacker, Acker, Rother, Recker, Rothbauer, Eichacker

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Where is the Rothacker family from?

You can see how Rothacker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rothacker family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Rothacker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Rothacker families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Rothacker's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Rothacker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rothacker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rothacker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rothacker. 38% of Rothacker men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Rothacker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rothacker were Clerk and Cashier.

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Attendant
    12%
  • Painter
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Cashier
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rothacker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rothacker 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 395 immigration records available for the last name Rothacker. 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 408 military records available for the last name Rothacker. For the veterans among your Rothacker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rothacker lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rothacker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rothacker in 1956 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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