Roll Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German rolle, rulle ‘roll’, ‘list’, possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a scribe. German: from a short form of the personal names Rudolf or Roland. German: habitational name for someone from either of two places named Rolle, in Westphalia and Pomerania. English: variant of Rollo or Rolf.

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


Similar surnames: Boll, Doll, Kroll, Noll, Rolf, Poll, Toll, Holl, Soll, Rock

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Roll Family Origin

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Roll Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Marine Store Dealer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Roll family was Marine Store Dealer. Carpenter, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Roll. The most common Roll occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 4% of Roll's were Carpenters.

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Roll Historical Records

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Roll Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Roll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Roll in 1944 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roll

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