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Routh Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place so named in Humberside. Recorded in Domesday Book as Rutha, the place name may derive from Old Norse hrúedhr ‘rough shaly ground’.

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

Similar surnames: Rout, Rauth, Louth, Roth, Worth, Ruth, Forth, South, Rough, Rott

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Where is the Routh family from?

You can see how Routh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Routh family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Routh families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 41 Routh families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Routh's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Routh families in 1911.
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What did your Routh ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Routh. 72% of Routh men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Routh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Routh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Routh. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Routh lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Routh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Routh in 1950 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

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