Rothman Family History

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Rothman Name Meaning

German (Rothmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair, from an elaborated form of Roth 1. German: topographic name for someone who lived on land that had been cleared, from an elaborated form of Roth 2. German (in Saxony and Silesia): occupational name for a counselor or nickname for a man respected for his opinions and advice, from a dialect variant of Middle High German rat ‘counsel’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Rochman, Rathmann, Rethman, Rozman, Brotman, Rotman, Roffman, Rodeman

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Rothman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rothman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rothman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Rothman Family Origin

Where is the Rothman family from?

Rothman Family Occupations

What did your Rothman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rothman. The most common Rothman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Rothman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rothman family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Rothman Historical Records

What Rothman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Rothman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rothman 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Rothman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rothman. For the veterans among your Rothman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rothman Life Expectancy

What is the average Rothman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rothman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rothman in 1945 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rothman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rothman 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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