Rose Family History

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Rose Name Meaning

English, Scottish, French, and German: from the name of the flower, Middle English, Old French, Middle High German rose (Latin rosa), in various applications. In part it is a topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew, or a habitational name for someone living at a house bearing the sign of the rose. It is also found, especially in Europe, as a nickname for a man with a ‘rosy’ complexion. As an American surname, this name has absorbed cognates and similar-sounding names from other European languages. English: variant of Royce. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the word for the flower (German Rose, Yiddish royz), or a metronymic name from the Yiddish female personal name Royze, derived from the word for the flower.

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

Similar surnames: Ross, Rosa, Rode, Hose, Roser, Rosen, Rowe, Rase, Roe, Grose

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Rose Family Origin

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Rose Family Occupations

What did your Rose ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rose occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Rose's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rose. A less common occupation for the Rose family was Annuitant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Rose Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Rose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rose 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 131,000 immigration records available for the last name Rose. 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 191,000 military records available for the last name Rose. For the veterans among your Rose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rose Life Expectancy

What is the average Rose lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Rose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rose in 1940 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rose 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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