Routh Family History

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Routh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Humberside. Recorded in Domesday Book as Rutha, the place name may derive from Old Norse hrúedhr ‘rough shaly ground’.

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

Similar surnames: Rout, Rauth, Louth, Roth, Worth, Ruth, Forth, South, Rough, Rott

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Routh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Routh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Routh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Routh Family Origin

Where is the Routh family from?

Routh Family Occupations

What did your Routh ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Routh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Routh's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Routh. A less common occupation for the Routh family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Routh Historical Records

What Routh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Routh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Routh 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Routh. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Routh. For the veterans among your Routh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Routh Life Expectancy

What is the average Routh lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Routh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Routh in 1950 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Routh 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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