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Roland Family History

Roland Name Meaning
French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal name composed hrod ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’. EG Compare Rowland.Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane, Rowan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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8,205 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Roland Families

  • Number of Roland families
     163 - 323
     55 - 162
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Roland families
     53 - 103
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Roland families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Roland Family Origin

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Roland Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Roland

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Roland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Roland Civil War Service Records

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