Rolfson Family History

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Rolfson Name Meaning

Respelling of Norwegian Rolfsen, a patronymic from the personal name Rolf, from Old Norse Hrólfr, a compound of hróðolfr ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + ulfr ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Rolison, Rolston, Rowlison, Okeson, Wolfson, Elofson, Tolson, Olafson

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Rolfson Family Origin

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Rolfson Family Occupations

What did your Rolfson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rolfson. A less common occupation for the Rolfson family was Clk. In Store. The most common Rolfson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Rolfson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Clk. In Store

    7%

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Rolfson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rolfson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolfson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rolfson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rolfson. For the veterans among your Rolfson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rolfson Life Expectancy

What is the average Rolfson lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rolfson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Rolfson in 1951 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rolfson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rolfson 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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