Rough Family History

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Rough Name Meaning

Scottish: from Older Scots rughe, roghe ‘rough’, a nickname for someone with a rough unkempt appearance or a topographic name for someone who lived by rough, uncultivated land.

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

Similar surnames: Clough, Slough, Rought, Bough, Route, Tough, Routh, Ruch, Brough

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Rough Family Origin

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Rough Family Occupations

What did your Rough ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rough family was Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rough. The most common Rough occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Rough's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Rough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Rough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rough 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 Rough. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rough. For the veterans among your Rough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rough Life Expectancy

What is the average Rough lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rough in 1943 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rough 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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