Rous Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Raus. French: old southern form of Roux, also found in Germany as a Huguenot name.

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


Similar surnames: Rouse, Rout, Ross, Roush, Roup, Royse, Ros, Cross, Rock, Roux

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Rous Family Origin

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Rous Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    16%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Teamster

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rous family was Teamster. The most common Rous occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Rous's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rous.

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Rous Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Rous life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rous in 1947 was 48, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rous

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