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Rosser Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of English Roger. German (Rösser): occupational name for a horse dealer, a groom, or a carter.

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

Similar surnames: Mosser, Rossler, Rossen, Roster, Roser, Crosser, Roesser, Rosler

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Where is the Rosser family from?

You can see how Rosser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rosser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rosser families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 46 Rosser families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Rosser's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rosser families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rosser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rosser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rosser. 37% of Rosser men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rosser women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rosser were Steam Fitter and Housewife. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmer R
  • Steam Fitter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Nurse
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Rosser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rosser 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Rosser. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Rosser. For the veterans among your Rosser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rosser lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Rosser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rosser in 1950 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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