Rous Family History

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Rous Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Raus. French: old southern form of Roux, also found in Germany as a Huguenot name.

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

Similar surnames: Rouse, Rout, Ross, Roush, Roup, Royse, Ros, Cross, Rock, Roux

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Rous Family Origin

Where is the Rous family from?

Rous Family Occupations

What did your Rous ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rous family was Hotel Waiter. Cab Driver, Carpenter and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rous. The most common Rous occupation in the UK was Cab Driver. 4% of Rous's were Cab Drivers.

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  • Cab Driver

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Labourer

  • Hotel Waiter


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

Rous Historical Records

What Rous family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rous. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rous 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rous. 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 Rous. For the veterans among your Rous ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rous Life Expectancy

What is the average Rous lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rous life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Rous in 1947 was 48, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rous

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rous 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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