Rootes Family History

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Rootes Name Meaning

English: variant of Roots.

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

Similar surnames: Roots, Roades, Roose, Foots, Roos, Route, Goates, Rooke, Moates

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Rootes Family Origin

Where is the Rootes family from?

Rootes Family Occupations

What did your Rootes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rootes. The most common Rootes occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 16% of Rootes's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rootes family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Rootes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rootes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rootes 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 719 immigration records available for the last name Rootes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 562 military records available for the last name Rootes. For the veterans among your Rootes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rootes Life Expectancy

What is the average Rootes lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rootes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Rootes in 1962 was 73, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rootes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rootes 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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