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Dollins Name Meaning

English (Somerset): variant of Dollin with post-medieval excrescent -s itself a variant of Dolling a nickname from an unrecorded Middle English dolling douling dulling ‘dull or stupid one’ (compare Doll ). The name may also have arisen from a late assimilation of rl to ll in Dorling a variant of Darling . Compare Dollens .

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


Similar surnames: Dollens, Pollins, Collin, Rollins, Bullins, Hollins, Colling, Follin

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Where is the Dollins family from?

You can see how Dollins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dollins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dollins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Dollins families living in Kentucky. This was about 43% of all the recorded Dollins's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Dollins families in 1840.
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What did your Dollins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dollins. 29% of Dollins men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Dollins women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dollins were Labor 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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dollins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dollins 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 464 immigration records available for the last name Dollins. 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 Dollins. For the veterans among your Dollins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dollins lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dollins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Dollins in 1949 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

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