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Rothman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Rothmann in large part cognate with 2 and 3 below. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with red hair from an elaborated form of Roth 1 with the addition of Yiddish man ‘man’. Compare Rothmann and Redman . English: topographic name from Middle English roth(e) (Old English roth) ‘clearing’ + man for a person who lived at a clearing. See Roth

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rochman, Rathmann, Rethman, Rozman, Brotman, Rotman, Roffman, Rodeman

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Where is the Rothman family from?

You can see how Rothman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rothman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rothman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Rothman families living in Ontario. This was about 48% of all the recorded Rothman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rothman families in 1911.
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What did your Rothman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rothman. 20% of Rothman men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Rothman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rothman were Operator 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Rothman. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Rothman. For the veterans among your Rothman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rothman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rothman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rothman in 1945 was 36, and 83 in 2004.

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