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Rolls Name Meaning

English (Dorset): variant of Rowles .

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


Similar surnames: Roles, Roll, Rolfs, Rolli, Ralls, Rowles, Rolf, Grills, Rollo, Jolls

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Where is the Rolls family from?

You can see how Rolls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rolls families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Rolls families living in Virginia. This was about 29% of all the recorded Rolls's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Rolls families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rolls surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rolls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rolls. 28% of Rolls men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Rolls women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolls were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    15%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Rolls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolls 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rolls. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Rolls. For the veterans among your Rolls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolls lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rolls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rolls in 1947 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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