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 1880, a less common occupation for the Rota family was Huckster. Candy Maker, Carpenter and House Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rota. The most common Rota occupation in the USA was Candy Maker. 14% of Rota's were Candy Makers.

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  • Candy Maker

  • Carpenter

  • House Carpenter

  • Huckster


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Rota Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Rota. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rota 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 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

What is the average Rota lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rota 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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