Rolfe Family History

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Rolfe Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Rolf.

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

Similar surnames: Wolfe, Roffe, Rolf, Rolle, Goffe, Royse, Rowse, Rocke, Woulfe, Rolley

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Rolfe Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rolfe name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rolfe. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Rolfe Family Origin

Where is the Rolfe family from?

Rolfe Family Occupations

What did your Rolfe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rolfe. The most common Rolfe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Rolfe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rolfe family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rolfe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rolfe Historical Records

What Rolfe family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Rolfe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolfe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Rolfe. 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 Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Rolfe. For the veterans among your Rolfe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rolfe Life Expectancy

What is the average Rolfe lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rolfe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Rolfe in 1945 was 20, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rolfe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rolfe ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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