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 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rolla. 23% of Rolla men worked as a Laborer and 47% of Rolla women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolla were Attendant and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Attendant
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    47%
  • Maid
    31%
  • Housewife
    24%

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

Rolla Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Rolla. 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 2,000 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.

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