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 1881, the most common Rolfson occupation in Canada was Sailar. 100% of Rolfson's were Sailars.

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  • Sailar


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Rolfson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 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 394 immigration records available for the last name Rolfson. 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 Card

There are 383 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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