Rother Family History

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Rother Name Meaning

nickname for a person with red hair, from an inflected form of Roth 1. from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrod ‘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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Rother Family Origin

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Rother Family Occupations

What did your Rother ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Rother occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Rother's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rother. A less common occupation for the Rother family was Artistic Painter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Artistic Painter


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

Rother Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Rother Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rother 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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