Rolla Family History

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Rolla Name Meaning

Italian: origin uncertain; perhaps from a feminine form of an unattested male personal name Rollo, of Germanic origin. German: nickname for a farmer, from Sorbian rola ‘cultivated field’.

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


Similar surnames: Rolli, Roll, Bolla, Colla, Rella, Golla, Rollo, Molla, Kroll, Halla

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Rolla Family Origin

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Rolla Family Occupations

What did your Rolla ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer and Mariner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Rolla. The most common Rolla occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 33% of Rolla's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rolla family was Retired Tea Merchant.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    33%
  • Mariner

    33%
  • Retired Tea Merchant

    33%

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

Rolla Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rolla Life Expectancy

What is the average Rolla lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rolla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rolla in 1952 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rolla

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rolla 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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