Rolf Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Rolf, composed of the Germanic elements hrod ‘renown’ + wulf ‘wolf’. This name was especially popular among Nordic peoples in the contracted form Hrólfr, and seems to have reached England by two separate channels; partly through its use among pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, partly through its popularity among the Normans, who, however, generally used the form Rou(l) (see Rollo). North German: from a personal name, a contracted form of Rudolf, cognate with 1.

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


Similar surnames: Nolf, Roll, Wolf, Relf, Roof, Rohlf, Rock, Self, Roed, Kroll

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Rolf Family Origin

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Rolf Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    11%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Bricklayer

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Rolf occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Rolf's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rolf. A less common occupation for the Rolf family was Laborer.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Rolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Rolf in 1944 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rolf

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