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Rolston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Rowlston in Lincolnshire, Rolleston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, or Rowlstone in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border. Most of these are named from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Hrólfr (see Rolf) or of the Old English cognate name Hroðwulf + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In the case of the Nottinghamshire place, however, the first element is from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Hróaldr (see Rowett).

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


Similar surnames: Royston, Colston, Holston, Elston, Alston, Roston, Tolton, Houston

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Rolston Family Origin

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Rolston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%

In 1880, the most common Rolston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Rolston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rolston family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rolston.

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