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Rollins Name Meaning

English: variant of Rolling with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rolling, Collins, Roling, Rowling, Pollins, Dollins, Rolls, Roblin

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Where is the Rollins family from?

You can see how Rollins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rollins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rollins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 120 Rollins families living in Maine. This was about 22% of all the recorded Rollins's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Rollins families in 1840.
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What did your Rollins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rollins. 21% of Rollins men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Rollins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rollins were Truck Driver and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 133,000 census records available for the last name Rollins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rollins census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rollins. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Rollins. For the veterans among your Rollins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rollins lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Rollins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Rollins in 1941 was 100, and 73 in 2004.

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