Rockefeller Family History

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Rockefeller Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from the village of Rockenfeld near Neuwied, Rhineland, named in Middle High German with rocke ‘rye’ (Old High German rocko) + feld ‘open country’.

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


Similar surnames: Teffeteller, Feller, Rocker, Rodeheaver, Brockmiller, Lockmiller

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Rockefeller Family Origin

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Rockefeller Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Fruit Grower

    4%
  • Grocer

    4%

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In 1880, the most common Rockefeller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Rockefeller's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rockefeller family was Grocer. Farmer, Carpenter and Fruit Grower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rockefeller.

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Rockefeller Historical Records

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Rockefeller Life Expectancy

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