Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsRoth, Rothe, Rother, Rothert, Roiter, Roter, Rotheman, Rothman, Rothmann, Rottmann, Roitman, Reitman
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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 rat ‘counsel’ + man ‘man’.