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Goll Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): nickname for a silly person from Middle English golle gole goul gulle ‘unfledged bird; silly individual’. There is occasional confusion between this name and Gull . German and Swiss German: unflattering nickname from Alemannic goll ‘bullfinch’ in the sense ‘simpleton’; or perhaps a variant of Gollmann (see Goleman ). English: alternatively possibly in some instances from the Middle English female personal name Golla.

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

Similar surnames: Moll, Doll, Toll, Gall, Noll, Gold, Gull, Groll, Gohl, Gell

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Where is the Goll family from?

You can see how Goll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Goll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Goll families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Goll's in USA. New York had the highest population of Goll families in 1840.
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What did your Goll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goll. 25% of Goll men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Goll women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Goll were Machinist and Teacher. .

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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
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Goll. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Goll. For the veterans among your Goll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goll lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Goll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Goll in 1946 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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