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Rother Name Meaning

German:: nickname for a person with red hair from an inflected form of Roth from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements hrōd ‘renown’ + hari heri ‘army’ or hard ‘strong hardy’. variant of Roder . habitational name from any of various places so named.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rather, Rothert, Rothe, Rotter, Roemer, Otter, Rathert, Luther, Roger

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Where is the Rother family from?

You can see how Rother families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rother family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rother families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Rother families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rother's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Rother families in 1840.
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What did your Rother ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rother. 27% of Rother men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Rother women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rother were Baker and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Rother. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rother 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rother. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rother. For the veterans among your Rother ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rother lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rother life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rother in 1945 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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