Jolly Family History

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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

What did your Jolly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jolly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Jolly's were Farmers. 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.

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  • Farmer

    49%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jolly ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jolly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jolly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jolly census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Jolly. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jolly. For the veterans among your Jolly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jolly Life Expectancy

What is the average Jolly lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jolly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jolly ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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