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Doll Family History

Doll Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German tol dol ‘foolish mad’; also ‘strong handsome’. South German (Döll): variant of Thiel . South German (Bavaria): topographic name for someone living in a valley Middle High German tol ‘ditch’. North German: habitational name from Dolle Dollen or Döllen in Brandenburg. English (Middlesex): nickname for a foolish individual from Middle English dul dol(e) doll(e) doul (Old English dol or dylle) ‘dull stupid’. The byform dyl(le) gave rise to Middle English dil(le) dul(le) modern English dull. Compare Dill 5.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Dill, Toll, Dell, Holl, Dull, Dole, Roll, Soll, Poll, Goll

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You can see how Doll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Doll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Doll families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 30% of all the recorded Doll's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Doll families in 1840.
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What did your Doll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Doll. 16% of Doll men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Doll women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doll were Clerk and Housework. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Doll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doll 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Doll. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Doll. For the veterans among your Doll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doll lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Doll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Doll in 1941 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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