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Rout Name Meaning

English (now chiefly East Anglia): probably a topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of rough ground, from a hypothetical Old English word ru(we)t or ruhet, derivatives of ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’. Compare Rauch. There are places called Ruffet(t) in Surrey and Sussex which are thought to have this origin. German: Swabian variant of Roth 1. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Rauth. Indian (northern states): Hindu (Rajput, Jat, Maratha) and Sikh name meaning ‘prince’, from Sanskrit rajaputra (from raja ‘king’ + putra ‘son’). In India this is a variant of a name more commonly spelled Ravat or Raut. The Jats have a clan called Ravat.

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


Similar surnames: Root, Rock, Route, Roch, Trout, Routh, Mount, Rous, Rott, Tout

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Where is the Rout family from?

You can see how Rout families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rout family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rout families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Rout families living in Kentucky. This was about 35% of all the recorded Rout's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Rout families in 1840.
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What did your Rout ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rout. 33% of Rout men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Rout women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rout were Labor and Cook. .

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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
    33%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    32%
  • Packer
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
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What is the average Rout lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Rout in 1951 was 42, and 85 in 2004.

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