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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ROWTH
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Other Forms FormsRoath, Roth, Rote, Rotte, Wreath, Wraith, Wrate, Wrates, Wroth, Wroath

Meaning & History

From the village and civil parish of Routh in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England (recorded in the Domesday book as Rutha). The place name may derive from Old Norse hrúedhr meaning "rough shaly ground". A famous bearer is American actor Brandon Routh (1979-).
Added 12/11/2021 by General9696
Edited 2/14/2022 by General9696