Roth (surname)

Roth (surname)

Family name
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meaning ="red", or "wood", or "renown"
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origin =Britain, Germany, Ashkenasic Jews
related names = Rothe, Rother, Rothert, Roiter, Roter, Rotheman, Rothman, Rothmann, Rottmann, Roitman, Reitman
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Roth is an English, German or Jewish origin surname. There are four theories:
# ethnic name for an Anglo-Saxon, derived from "rot" (meaning "red" in pre 7th century), referencing red haired people.
# topographical name, derived from "rod" (meaning "wood"), referencing a dweller in such a location.
# derivative from "hrod" (meaning "renown" in German).
# locale name for 18th century Ashkenazi refugees to Germany.The first historical record of Roth appears in both Colchester and Essex public records in 1346. People with the surname Roth include: [cite web |url=http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Roth |title=Surname: Roth |publisher=surnamedb.com |accessdate=2008-02-26]

* Andrew Roth (b. 1919), British political biographer
* Ann Roth (b. 1931), American costume designer
* Arnold Roth (b. 1929), American cartoonist
* Cecil Roth (1899 – 1970), British-Israeli historian
* Cecilia Roth (b. 1958), Argentine actress
* Claudia Roth (b. 1955), German politician
* Dagmar Roth-Behrendt (b. 1953), German lawyer and politician
* Daniel Roth (organist) (b. 1942), French organist
* David Roth (b. 1952), American magician
* David Lee Roth (b. 1954), American, original lead singer of Van Halen
* Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998), German-born Swiss printmaker and mixed-media artist
* Ed Roth (1932 – 2001), American artist and cartoonist
* Eli Roth (b. 1972), American film director, producer, writer and actor
* Emery Roth (1871 – 1948), Hungarian-American architect
* Eric Roth (b. 1945), American screenwriter
* Ernie Roth (1929 – 1983), American wrestling manager of heels
* Esther Roth-Shachamarov (b. 1952), Israeli track and field athlete
* Eugen Roth (1895 – 1976), German lyricist and poet
* Frederick Roth (1872 – 1944), American sculptor and animalier
* Friederike Roth (b. 1948), German writer
* Gabrielle Roth, American musician, "urban shaman"
* Gerhard Roth, (various)
* Heinrich Roth (1620 – 1668), German missionary
* Henry Roth (1906 – 1995), American novelist and short story writer
* J. D. Roth (b. 1968), American TV personality, actor, children's game show host, TV voice-over performer, TV reality show producer
* Jane Richards Roth (b. 1935), American federal judge
* Joanna Roth (b. 1965), Danish-born actress
* Joe Roth (b. 1948), American entertainment executive, producer and film director
* Joe Roth (American football) (c. 1955 – 1977), American college football player
* Joel Roth (b.?), American rabbi
* Johannes Roth (1815 – 1858), German zoologist
* John Roth (b. 1942), Canadian CEO of Nortel
* Joseph Roth (1894 – 1939), Austrian novelist
* Justus Ludwig Adolf Roth (1818 – 1892), German geologist and mineralogist
* Klaus Roth (b. 1925), British mathematician
* Ludwig Roth (1909 – 1967), German rocket scientist
* Marco Roth (b.?), American journal founder
* Martin Roth (1917 – 2006), British psychiatrist
* Marty Roth (b. 1958), Canadian race car driver
* Matt Roth (b. 1982), American football player
* Michael Roth (b. 1962), West German handball player
* Petra Roth (b. 1944), German politician, mayor of Frankfurt
* Philip Roth (b. 1933), American novelist
* Philipp Roth (cellist) (1853 – 1898), German cellist
* Richard Roth (b. 1955), American journalist
* Sanford H. Roth (1906 ― 1962), American photographer
* Sid Roth (b.?), messianic Jewish host of a daily radio show
* Stephan Ludwig Roth (1796 ― 1849), Transylvanian Saxon intellectual, pedagogue and Lutheran pastor
* Tim Roth (b. 1961), English film actor and director
* Ulrich Roth (b. 1954), German electric guitarist
* Werner Roth (comics) (b.?), American comic book artist
* Werner Roth (soccer) (b. 1948), American soccer player
* William V. Roth, Jr. (1921 – 2003), American lawyer and politician

ee also

* Rothe

References


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