Rotan Family History

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Rotan Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Rothan, a nickname meaning ‘red John’ for someone with red hair, from Middle High German rot ‘red’ + Han, a short form of Johannes.

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


Similar surnames: Notman, Rota, Broten, Roten, Roman, Rosman, Rosar, Rogan, Roton

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Rotan Family Origin

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Rotan Family Occupations

What did your Rotan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rotan family was Miller. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rotan. The most common Rotan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Rotan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Miller

    6%

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

Rotan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rotan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rotan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rotan. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rotan. For the veterans among your Rotan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rotan Life Expectancy

What is the average Rotan lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rotan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rotan in 1961 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rotan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rotan 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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