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Roland Name Meaning

French, German, English, and Scottish: from a Germanic personal name composed hrod ‘renown’ + -nand ‘bold’, assimilated to -lant ‘land’. Compare Rowland. Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane, Rowan).

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


Similar surnames: Rowland, Boland, Noland, Poland, Toland, Rolland, Ryland, Oland

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Roland Family Origin

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Roland Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%

In 1881, the most common Roland occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Roland's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roland. A less common occupation for the Roland family was Annuitant.

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Roland Historical Records

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Roland Life Expectancy

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