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Rolley Family History

Rolley Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant spelling of Rowley.

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


Similar surnames: Roley, Tolley, Jolley, Polley, Colley, Rowlee, Rolle, Dolley, Crolley

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Where is the Rolley family from?

You can see how Rolley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rolley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Rolley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Rolley's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Rolley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rolley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rolley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rolley. 28% of Rolley men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Rolley women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolley were Farmer 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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Secretary
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Rolley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolley 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 698 immigration records available for the last name Rolley. 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 Rolley. For the veterans among your Rolley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Rolley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Rolley in 1955 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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