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Rohloff Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Hrodulf, composed of hrod ‘renown’ + (w)ulf ‘wolf’, for example Rudolf.

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

Similar surnames: Rudloff, Rohlman, Radloff, Ortloff, Harloff, Dethloff, Rohlf, Roelofs

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Where is the Rohloff family from?

You can see how Rohloff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rohloff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rohloff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Rohloff families living in Wisconsin. This was about 42% of all the recorded Rohloff's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rohloff families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rohloff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rohloff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rohloff. 27% of Rohloff men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Rohloff women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rohloff were Farm Laborer 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
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rohloff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rohloff. For the veterans among your Rohloff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rohloff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Rohloff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rohloff in 1957 was 65, and 74 in 2004.

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