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Roll Name Meaning

German (also Röll): 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 from either of two places called Rolle in Westphalia and Pomerania. English (Norfolk and Suffolk): of Norman origin a variant of Rolfe .

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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Where is the Roll family from?

You can see how Roll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Roll families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 35% of all the recorded Roll's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Roll families in 1911.
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What did your Roll ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Roll. 100% of Roll men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Roll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roll 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Roll. 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 51,000 military records available for the last name Roll. For the veterans among your Roll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roll lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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