Rotherham Family History

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Rotherham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Rotherham in South Yorkshire, named as ‘homestead or village (Old English ham) on the river Rother’, a Celtic river name meaning ‘chief river’.

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


Similar surnames: Cockerham, Derham, Frothingham, Gotham, Gorham, Brotherton, Perham

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Rotherham Family Origin

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Rotherham Family Occupations

What did your Rotherham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Dealer, File Cutter and House Keeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rotherham. The most common Rotherham occupation in the USA was Dealer. 17% of Rotherham's were Dealers. A less common occupation for the Rotherham family was Keeps Store.

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  • Dealer

    17%
  • File Cutter

    17%
  • House Keeping

    17%
  • Keeps Store

    17%

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

Rotherham Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rotherham Life Expectancy

What is the average Rotherham lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Rotherham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Rotherham in 1963 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rotherham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rotherham 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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