Last name origins & meanings:
- German (Rothmann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for
a person with red hair, from an elaborated form of Roth 1.
- German: topographic name for someone who lived on land
that had been cleared, from an elaborated form of Roth 2.
- German (in Saxony and Silesia): occupational name for a counselor
or nickname for a man respected for his opinions and advice, from a
dialect variant of Middle High German rāt ‘counsel’ +
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