Jolly Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and French: nickname for someone of a cheerful or attractive disposition, from Middle English, Old French joli(f) ‘merry’, ‘happy’.

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


Similar surnames: Polly, Lilly, Folley, Doll, Toll, Holly, Holley, Koll, Goldy, Molle

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Jolly Family Origin

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Jolly Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jolly. A less common occupation for the Jolly family was Farm Laborer. The most common Jolly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Jolly's were Farmers.

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Jolly Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Jolly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Jolly in 1940 was 31, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jolly

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