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Rolison Name Meaning

English: variant of Rollinson .

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


Similar surnames: Rowlison, Rollison, Rolfson, Robison, Rollinson, Allison, Robson

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Where is the Rolison family from?

You can see how Rolison families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolison family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rolison families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Rolison families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Rolison's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rolison families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rolison surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rolison ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rolison. 27% of Rolison men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Rolison women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolison were Labor and Laundress. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rolison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolison 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 227 immigration records available for the last name Rolison. 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 942 military records available for the last name Rolison. For the veterans among your Rolison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolison lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Rolison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Rolison in 1945 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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