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Rotta Name Meaning

Italian: topographic name from rotta ‘break’, ‘breach’, probably denoting a pass through a range of mountains. Italian: from the vocabulary word rotta ‘course (of a ship)’, hence an occupational nickname for a steersman. Compare Greek Rota.

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


Similar surnames: Rota, Cotta, Motta, Rosa, Botte, Ricotta, Roth, Roda, Botta, Trotta

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Where is the Rotta family from?

You can see how Rotta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rotta family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Rotta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Rotta families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Rotta's in the USA. California had the highest population of Rotta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rotta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rotta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rotta. 41% of Rotta men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Rotta women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rotta were New Worker and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    41%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rotta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rotta 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 797 immigration records available for the last name Rotta. 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 301 military records available for the last name Rotta. For the veterans among your Rotta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rotta lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rotta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rotta in 1963 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

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