Root Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English rote ‘glad’ (Old English rot). English: metonymic occupational name for a player on the rote, an early medieval stringed instrument (Middle English, Old French rote, of uncertain origin but apparently ultimately akin to Welsh crwth). Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a retting place (Dutch root, a derivative of ro(o)ten ‘to ret’, akin to modern English rot), a place where flax is soaked in tubs of water until the stems rot to release the linen fibers.

List of People with Surname Root

According to our database, there are a total of 6,286 people with the surname Root. Among these people surnamed Root, there are about 908 unique names, with an average of 6 people who have the same name. James Root, Thomas Root and William Root are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Root, with 45, 45 and 44 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that Michigan has the largest number of people surnamed Root, with a total of 676 people, and there are a total of 368 unique names among these people. California is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Root, with a total of 597 people and an average of 354 unique names.