Rolls Family History

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Rolls Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Rollo or Rolf.

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

Similar surnames: Roles, Roll, Rolfs, Rolli, Ralls, Rowles, Rolf, Grills, Rollo, Jolls

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Rolls Family Origin

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Rolls Family Occupations

What did your Rolls ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Rolls family was Shepherd. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rolls. The most common Rolls occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Rolls's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Shepherd


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

Rolls Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Rolls. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolls 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rolls. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Rolls. For the veterans among your Rolls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rolls Life Expectancy

What is the average Rolls lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Rolls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rolls in 1947 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rolls

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rolls 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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