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Doles Name Meaning

French: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name from Dole in the Jura. Variant of Czech Dolejš ‘lower’, a distinguishing epithet for one of two or more bearers of the same personal name, living in the lower part of the village. Compare Horejš (see Horejsi). Slovenian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Domes, Dolen, Dole, Toles, Nolen, Miles, Ales, Doris, Dolese, Oles

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Where is the Doles family from?

You can see how Doles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Doles families living in Indiana. This was about 35% of all the recorded Doles's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Doles families in 1840.
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What did your Doles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doles. 27% of Doles men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Doles women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doles were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 531 immigration records available for the last name Doles. 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 Doles. For the veterans among your Doles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doles lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Doles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Doles in 1946 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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