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Adolf Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Scandinavian: from the Germanic personal name Atha-ulf, which was widely adopted in other languages throughout central Europe; it is composed of the Old High German elements ad- (as in adal ‘noble’) + (w)ulf ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Wolf, Rolf, Nolf, Adel, Marolf, Rudolf, Poll, Doll, Pandolfo, Alf

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Where is the Adolf family from?

You can see how Adolf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Adolf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Adolf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Adolf families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Adolf's in USA. New York had the highest population of Adolf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Adolf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Adolf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Adolf. 40% of Adolf men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Adolf women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Adolf were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • House Keeper
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Adolf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Adolf 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Adolf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Adolf. For the veterans among your Adolf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Adolf lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Adolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Adolf in 1945 was 21, and 78 in 2004.

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