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Rolen Name Meaning

Dutch: from a variant of the personal names Roeland (Dutch form of Roland) or Roelof (Dutch form of Rudolf).

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


Similar surnames: Dolen, Bolen, Holen, Ellen, Olen, Roden, Colen, Nolen, Molen, Roen

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Where is the Rolen family from?

You can see how Rolen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Rolen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Rolen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 71% of all the recorded Rolen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Rolen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rolen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rolen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rolen. 29% of Rolen men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Rolen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolen were Machinist and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Housemaid
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Rolen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 376 immigration records available for the last name Rolen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Rolen. For the veterans among your Rolen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Rolen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Rolen in 1951 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

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