Route Family History

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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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Route Family Origin

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Route Family Occupations

What did your Route ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Route occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Route's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Route. A less common occupation for the Route family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Route ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Route Historical Records

What Route family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Route Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Route

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Route ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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