Rotan Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Rothan, a nickname meaning ‘red John’ for someone with red hair, from Middle High German rot ‘red’ + Han, a short form of Johannes.

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


Similar surnames: Notman, Rota, Broten, Roten, Roman, Rosman, Rosar, Rogan, Roton

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Rotan Family Origin

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Rotan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Miller

    6%

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In 1880, the most common Rotan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Rotan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rotan family was Miller. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rotan.

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Rotan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Rotan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rotan in 1961 was 60, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rotan

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