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Rolston Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Rowlston in Lincolnshire, Rolleston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, or Rowlstone in Herefordshire, near the Welsh border. Most of these are named from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Hrólfr (see Rolf) or of the Old English cognate name Hroðwulf + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In the case of the Nottinghamshire place, however, the first element is from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Hróaldr (see Rowett).

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


Similar surnames: Royston, Colston, Holston, Elston, Alston, Roston, Tolton, Houston

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Rolston Family Origin

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Rolston Family Occupations

What did your Rolston ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Rolston occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Rolston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rolston family was Labourer. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rolston.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%

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Rolston Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rolston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolston 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rolston. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rolston. For the veterans among your Rolston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rolston Life Expectancy

What is the average Rolston lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Rolston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Rolston in 1961 was 38, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rolston 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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