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Roller Family History

Roller Name Meaning

German: nickname from Swabian roller ‘tom cat’. German: occupational name for a carter or driver of a wagon Early New High German roller. English (Northumberland): nickname from Middle English roller(e) perhaps an agent derivative of Middle English rolle ‘roll piece of parchment’ (Old French rolle roolle roulle) possibly used for a maker or seller of parchment. Scottish: variant of Rollo .

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


Similar surnames: Koller, Boller, Woller, Toller, Holler, Zoller, Groller, Soller

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Where is the Roller family from?

You can see how Roller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Roller families living in Ohio. This was about 36% of all the recorded Roller's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Roller families in 1840.
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What did your Roller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Roller. 23% of Roller men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Roller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roller were Clerk 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Roller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roller 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Roller. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Roller. For the veterans among your Roller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roller lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Roller in 1945 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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