Doll Family History

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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: nickname for a foolish individual, from Middle English dolle ‘dull’, ‘foolish’ (Old English dol). The byform dyl(le) gave rise to Middle English dil(le), dul(le), modern English dull. Compare Dill 3.

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

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

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Doll Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Doll name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Doll. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Doll Family Origin

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Doll Family Occupations

What did your Doll ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Doll family was Keeping House. The most common Doll occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Doll's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doll.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Doll Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Doll Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doll 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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