Rous Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Raus. French: old southern form of Roux, also found in Germany as a Huguenot name.

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


Similar surnames: Rouse, Rout, Ross, Roush, Roup, Royse, Ros, Cross, Rock, Roux

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Rous Family Origin

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Rous Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Crockery Merchant

    10%
  • Merchant

    10%
  • Miller

    10%

In 1881, Farmer, Crockery Merchant and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rous. A less common occupation for the Rous family was Miller. The most common Rous occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Rous's were Farmers.

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Rous Historical Records

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Rous Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Rous life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rous in 1947 was 48, and 91 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rous

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