Rota Family History

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Rota Name Meaning

Northern Italian: habitational name from any of various places named with rota ‘wheel’, in particular Rota d’Imagna in Bergamo and Rota Greca in Cosenza. Italian: from a short form of Buonarrota, Buonarroto, an omen name meaning ‘good addition’. Spanish: habitational name from a place in the province of Cádiz, so named from Latin rota ‘wheel’. Greek (Rotas): from the vocabulary word rota ‘course (of a ship)’ (from Italian rotta, French route), hence perhaps an occupational nickname for a steersman.

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

Similar surnames: Rotta, Rosa, Roda, Roma, Mota, Cota, Rita, Ruta, Roza, Roca

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Rota Family Origin

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Rota Family Occupations

What did your Rota ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Waiter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rota.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Rota Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Rota. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rota. For the veterans among your Rota ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rota Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Rota life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Rota in 1953 was 29, and 79 in 2004.

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