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Rolin Family History

Rolin Name Meaning

Of uncertain origin. Rolin is a French surname, from a pet form of a Germanic personal name containing the element hrod ‘renown’. However, there is no evidence to support a French origin, and a different source should be sought.

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


Similar surnames: Rovin, Olin, Rosin, Jolin, Nolin, Robin, Polin, Tolin, Molin, Colin

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Where is the Rolin family from?

You can see how Rolin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rolin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Rolin families living in Tennessee. This was about 22% of all the recorded Rolin's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Rolin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rolin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rolin. 40% of Rolin men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Rolin women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolin were Cutter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Cutter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    29%
  • Mender
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Rolin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolin 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Rolin. 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 668 military records available for the last name Rolin. For the veterans among your Rolin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Rolin in 1960 was 40, and 68 in 2004.

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