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Roten Family History

Roten Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant spelling of Rothen, recorded in 1832 as the surname of a Swiss Mennonite immigrant. It is probably topographic in origin, from a field or rocky slope so named due to the red color of the soil or rock.

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


Similar surnames: Broten, Roen, Rotan, Roden, Doten, Osen, Rossen, Rosen, Ooten, Rote

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Where is the Roten family from?

You can see how Roten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roten families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Roten families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Roten's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Roten families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roten. 28% of Roten men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Roten women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roten were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Roten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roten 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 750 immigration records available for the last name Roten. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Roten. For the veterans among your Roten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roten lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Roten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Roten in 1948 was 45, and 71 in 2004.

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