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Rotter Name Meaning

German: variant of Rother . German: status or occupational name for the foreman or leader of a group or association of men for example a market co-op a community or a work gang from an agent derivative of Middle High German rotte ‘team gang’. German: occupational name for a harp player Middle High German rottære. German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Rott. The surname of German origin in any of the possible senses is also found in some central European countries especially in Czechia. In some cases also a Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Rotar . English: variant of Rutter .

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

Similar surnames: Trotter, Zotter, Otter, Potter, Ritter, Notter, Rottier, Rother

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Where is the Rotter family from?

You can see how Rotter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rotter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rotter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 12 Rotter families living in Ontario. This was about 30% of all the recorded Rotter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Rotter families in 1911.
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What did your Rotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Rotter. 100% of Rotter men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Rotter women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rotter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rotter. For the veterans among your Rotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rotter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rotter in 1958 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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