Rothenberg Family History

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Rothenberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of numerous places named Rothenberg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Rot(en)berg ‘red mountain’.

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

Similar surnames: Rotenberg, Ruthenberg, Rosenberg, Wattenberg, Guttenberg, Reichenberg

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Rothenberg Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rothenberg name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rothenberg. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Rothenberg Family Origin

Where is the Rothenberg family from?

Rothenberg Family Occupations

What did your Rothenberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Journeyman Tailor and Printer Compositor were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rothenberg. The most common Rothenberg occupation in the UK was Journeyman Tailor. 50% of Rothenberg's were Journeyman Tailors.

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  • Journeyman Tailor

  • Printer Compositor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rothenberg ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rothenberg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rothenberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rothenberg 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Rothenberg. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Rothenberg. For the veterans among your Rothenberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rothenberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Rothenberg lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rothenberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rothenberg in 1944 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rothenberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rothenberg 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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