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Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Rooth was recognized on the island as a name for a happy or cheerful person. The surname Rooth was originally derived from the Old English word rot, which meant glad or pleased.

Rooth Early Origins



The surname Rooth was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Rooth Spelling Variations


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Rooth Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Root, Rouet, Rout, Roots, Roote, Rootes and others.

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Rooth Early History


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Rooth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rooth research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Rooth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rooth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rooth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rooth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Rooth or a variant listed above:

Rooth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Rooth, aged 23, who landed in America from Bremen, in 1901
  • Georges Rooth, aged 37, who landed in America from Paris, in 1904
  • Ellen Rooth, aged 30, who settled in America from Cappamore, in 1905

Rooth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Rooth, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rooth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rooth (post 1700)



  • Dr James Augustus Rooth (1868-1962), British colonel of the Royal Army Medical Corps
  • Ivar Rooth (1888-1972), International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s second Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board
  • Maria Rooth (b. 1979), Swedish ice hockey player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Rooth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rooth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 30 September 2011 at 14:39.

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