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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Miner

    7%

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

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Rough Historical Records

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Rough Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rough

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