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Goll Family History

Goll Name Meaning
English: nickname for a silly person, from Middle English golle ‘unfledged bird’. There is evidence of a female personal name Golla and it is possible that this also may have given rise to the surname.German and Swiss German: unflattering nickname from dialect goll ‘bullfinch’, in the sense ‘simpleton’; or perhaps a variant of Gollmann (see Goleman 2).

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

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3,308 Military Records
3,221 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Goll Families

  • Number of Goll families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Goll families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Goll families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Goll Family Origin

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Goll Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Goll

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Goll Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Goll Civil War Service Records

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