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Rothe Name Meaning

variant of Roth 1. habitational name from any of several places named Rothe, in Westphalia and Mecklenburg, or Rothau in Bavaria and Alsace.

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


Similar surnames: Rother, Rathe, Motte, Rather, Notte, Rothell, Rocha, Rohn, Rote

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Where is the Rothe family from?

You can see how Rothe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rothe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rothe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Rothe family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Rothe's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Rothe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rothe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rothe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rothe. 18% of Rothe men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Rothe women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rothe were Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Rothe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rothe 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rothe. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Rothe. For the veterans among your Rothe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rothe lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rothe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rothe in 1952 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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