Roles Family History

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Roles Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Rollo or Rolf.

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

Similar surnames: Rowles, Rolls, Joles, Toles, Moles, Rokes, Romes, Rolfs, Oles, Doles

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Roles Family Origin

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Roles Family Occupations

What did your Roles ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roles family was Annuitant. Labourer, Coach Smith and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roles. The most common Roles occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Roles's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coach Smith

  • Tailor

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Roles ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Roles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Roles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roles census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Roles. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Roles. For the veterans among your Roles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Roles Life Expectancy

What is the average Roles lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Roles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Roles in 1945 was 28, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roles ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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