Rough Family History

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Rough Name Meaning

Scottish: from Older Scots rughe, roghe ‘rough’, a nickname for someone with a rough unkempt appearance or a topographic name for someone who lived by rough, uncultivated land.

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


Similar surnames: Clough, Slough, Rought, Bough, Route, Tough, Routh, Ruch, Brough

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Rough Family Origin

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Rough Family Occupations

What did your Rough ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Rough. 2% of Rough men worked as a Farmer and 54% of Rough women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rough were Builders Labourer and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    2%
  • Gamekeeper
    2%
  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    54%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Cook
    2%

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

Rough Historical Records

What Rough family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Rough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rough 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 Rough. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Rough. For the veterans among your Rough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rough Life Expectancy

What is the average Rough lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Rough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rough in 1943 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rough

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rough 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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