History of your Surname
Get access to Rout family records.Start a free trial

Rout Family History

Rout Name Meaning

English (now chiefly East Anglia): probably a topographic name for someone who lived by a patch of rough ground, from a hypothetical Old English word ru(we)t or ruhet, derivatives of ruh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’. Compare Rauch. There are places called Ruffet(t) in Surrey and Sussex which are thought to have this origin. German: Swabian variant of Roth 1. Probably an Americanized spelling of German Rauth. Indian (northern states): Hindu (Rajput, Jat, Maratha) and Sikh name meaning ‘prince’, from Sanskrit rajaputra (from raja ‘king’ + putra ‘son’). In India this is a variant of a name more commonly spelled Ravat or Raut. The Jats have a clan called Ravat.

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


Similar surnames: Root, Rock, Route, Roch, Trout, Routh, Mount, Rous, Rott, Tout

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Rout family from?

You can see how Rout families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rout family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rout families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 144 Rout families living in Norfolk. This was about 25% of all the recorded Rout's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Rout families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rout surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rout ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Rout. 12% of Rout men worked as a General Farm Labourer and 82% of Rout women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rout were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

View Census Data for Rout | Data not to scale

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Farm Labourer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • Bricklayer Heavy Worker
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Rout family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Rout. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rout census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Rout

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rout. 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.

View all Rout immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Rout. For the veterans among your Rout ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Rout military records

You've only scratched the surface of Rout family history

Discover More

What is the average Rout lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rout life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Rout in 1951 was 42, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rout

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Rout family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial