Roots Family History

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Roots Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Root 1.

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

Similar surnames: Coots, Root, Rooks, Rooth, Roets, Foots, Gotts, Rolls, Rootes, Moors

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Roots Family Origin

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Roots Family Occupations

What did your Roots ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roots family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Gardener and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roots. The most common Roots occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Roots's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Roots Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Roots. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roots 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roots. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Roots. For the veterans among your Roots ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roots Life Expectancy

What is the average Roots lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Roots life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Roots in 1953 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roots

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roots 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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