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Joles Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Hebrew personal name Yoel (Joel), born by a Biblical prophet.

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

Similar surnames: Roles, Jones, Jules, Doles, Jolles, Toles, Oles, Moles, Boley, Colen

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Where is the Joles family from?

You can see how Joles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Joles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Joles families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 7 Joles families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Joles's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Joles families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Joles surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Joles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Joles. 29% of Joles men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Joles women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Joles were Labor 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Joles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joles 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Joles. 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 639 military records available for the last name Joles. For the veterans among your Joles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Joles lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Joles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Joles in 1960 was 40, and 75 in 2004.

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