Rotter Family History

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Rotter Name Meaning

variant spelling of Rother. occupational name for the foreman or leader of a group or association of men, or a work gang, from an agent derivative of Middle High German rotte ‘team’, ‘gang’. occupational name for a harp player, Middle High German rottære. habitational name from any of the various places called Rott.

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

Similar surnames: Trotter, Zotter, Otter, Potter, Ritter, Notter, Rottier, Rother

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Rotter Family Origin

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Rotter Family Occupations

What did your Rotter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Accounting Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rotter. 2% of Rotter men worked as an Accounting Clerk and 53% of Rotter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rotter were Bricklayer and Austrian Refugee

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Bookeeper
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Actress
  • Austrian Refugee

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

Rotter Historical Records

What Rotter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Rotter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rotter 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rotter. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rotter. For the veterans among your Rotter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rotter Life Expectancy

What is the average Rotter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rotter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rotter in 1958 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rotter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rotter 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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