Rotherham Family History

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Rotherham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, named as ‘homestead or village (Old English ham) on the river Rother’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘chief river’.

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


Similar surnames: Cockerham, Derham, Frothingham, Gotham, Gorham, Brotherton, Perham

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Rotherham Family Origin

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Rotherham Family Occupations

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  • Dealer

    17%
  • File Cutter

    17%
  • House Keeping

    17%
  • Keeps Store

    17%

In 1880, the most common Rotherham occupation in the USA was Dealer. 17% of Rotherham's were Dealers. A less common occupation for the Rotherham family was Keeps Store. Dealer, File Cutter and House Keeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rotherham.

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Rotherham Historical Records

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Rotherham Life Expectancy

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