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Rolling Family History

Rolling Name Meaning

English: variant of Rowland with -ling substituted for -land. English: habitational name from Rowling Court in Goodnestone (Kent) or Rowling Street in Bilsington (Kent). The origins of these placenames are uncertain but they may both derive from an unattested Old English word related to an ancient Germanic base rull- ‘something round’ + the Old English placename forming suffix -ing. English: from the rare Middle English personal name Ro(u)lin a diminutive of either Roll (Rolf) or Rol(l)and. See Rolfe and Rowland . English: variant of Rawling . German (almost exclusively Rölling): patronymic from the personal name Role a shortened form of Rudolf . German (almost exclusively Rölling): habitational name from any of several places called Rolling in former Silesia.7: German (Rölling): nickname for a lecher from Rölling ‘tom cat’.

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


Similar surnames: Bolling, Holling, Roling, Rowling, Robling, Colling, Rollins, Golding

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Where is the Rolling family from?

You can see how Rolling families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolling family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rolling families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Rolling families living in Georgia. This was about 27% of all the recorded Rolling's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Rolling families in 1840.
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What did your Rolling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rolling. 27% of Rolling men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Rolling women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolling were Salesman 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
    27%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Mechanic
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Nurse
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Rolling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolling 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rolling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Rolling. For the veterans among your Rolling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolling lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rolling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Rolling in 1952 was 22, and 75 in 2004.

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