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Rohlf Family History

Rohlf Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Rohloff, a variant of Rudolf.

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


Similar surnames: Rahlf, Rolf, Nohl, Nolf, Ahlf, Rolli, Rohn, Rohe, Rohloff, Rohm

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Where is the Rohlf family from?

You can see how Rohlf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rohlf family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Rohlf families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 34 Rohlf families living in Iowa. This was about 30% of all the recorded Rohlf's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Rohlf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rohlf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rohlf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rohlf. 47% of Rohlf men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Rohlf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rohlf were Farming and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rohlf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rohlf 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 512 immigration records available for the last name Rohlf. 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 527 military records available for the last name Rohlf. For the veterans among your Rohlf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rohlf lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rohlf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rohlf in 1958 was 65, and 82 in 2004.

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