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Roser Family History

Roser Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived at a place where wild roses grew (see Rose 1), with the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. German (Röser): habitational name from places called Rös, Roes, or Rösa in Bavaria, Rhineland, and Saxony, or a variant of Rosser. Swiss German (Röser): from a short form of a Germanic personal name based on hrod ‘renown’. English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Rose, Noser, Roder, Rosen, Romer, Moser, Rosner, Roker, Risher, Oser

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Where is the Roser family from?

You can see how Roser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 133 Roser families living in Sussex. This was about 39% of all the recorded Roser's in United Kingdom. Sussex had the highest population of Roser families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roser ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Plasterer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Roser. 31% of Roser men worked as a Plasterer and 69% of Roser women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roser were Builder Labourer and Bedding Machinist. .

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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 1939

  • Plasterer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builder Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
  • House Duties
  • Bedding Machinist
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What Roser family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Roser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roser 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 Roser. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Roser lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Roser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Roser in 1949 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

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