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Route Name Meaning

French: topographic name for someone who lived by a road, French route. English: variant spelling of Rout.

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


Similar surnames: Rout, Porte, Routt, Rouse, Roche, Foote, Notte, Reuter, Royse, Rutt

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Where is the Route family from?

You can see how Route families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Route family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Route families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Route family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Route's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Route families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Route surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Route ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Route. 38% of Route men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Route women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Route were Gardener and Waitress. .

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Labor
    9%
  • Gardener
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    31%
  • Clerk
    24%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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What Route family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Route. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Route 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 453 immigration records available for the last name Route. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Route. For the veterans among your Route ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Route lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Route life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Route in 1957 was 37, and 83 in 2004.

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