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Dollar Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire. Americanized spelling of German Dahler, Daler, or Taler, topographic names for someone who lived in a valley, from Middle High German tal ‘valley’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. The American word dollar is from Czech tolar, German Thaler, denoting a silver coin first minted at the silver mines at Joachimsthal (‘Joachim’s valley’) in Bohemia (Czech name: Jáchymov). Americanized spelling of Slovenian Dolar, topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from dol ‘valley’, a derivative of Old High German tal ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Doll, Dobler, Holler, Tolar, Koller, Boller, Dolak, Solar, Deller

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Where is the Dollar family from?

You can see how Dollar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dollar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dollar families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Dollar families living in North Carolina. This was about 30% of all the recorded Dollar's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Dollar families in 1840.
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What did your Dollar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dollar. 24% of Dollar men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Dollar women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dollar were Truck Driver and New Worker.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dollar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dollar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dollar. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dollar. For the veterans among your Dollar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dollar lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dollar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dollar in 1943 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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