Rotter Family History

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Rotter Name Meaning

variant spelling of Rother. occupational name for the foreman or leader of a group or association of men, or a work gang, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rotte ‘team’, ‘gang’. occupational name for a harp player, Middle High German rottære. habitational name from any of the various places called Rott.

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

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

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Rotter Family Origin

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Rotter Family Occupations

What did your Rotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rotter occupation in Canada was Ingenieur. 100% of Rotter's were Ingenieurs.

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  • Ingenieur


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

Rotter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rotter 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 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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Draft Card

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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Rotter Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rotter 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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