So there is some Roten out there ! Didn't know there were so much of you in the USA. It 's quite a surprise. I don't know where our name comes from, but I'm very curious. It sounds more German than Dutch, so I presume the origin is German. Here in Belgium the Roten family is rather small. (50 Roten in 1996 according to the Internet) If you find some information, please let me know. Kathleen (Flanders, Belgium).