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Rouse Family History

Rouse Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with red hair, from Middle English, Old French rous ‘red(-haired)’ (Latin russ(e)us). Americanized spelling of German Raus.

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


Similar surnames: Rose, Couse, Rous, Fouse, Royse, House, Douse, Roush, Prouse, Crouse

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Where is the Rouse family from?

You can see how Rouse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rouse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rouse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Rouse families living in New York. This was about 25% of all the recorded Rouse's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Rouse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rouse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rouse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rouse. 19% of Rouse men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Rouse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rouse were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 187,000 census records available for the last name Rouse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rouse 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Rouse. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Rouse. For the veterans among your Rouse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rouse lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Rouse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Rouse in 1942 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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