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 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jolly. 19% of Jolly men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Jolly women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jolly were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Teacher
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Jolly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 140,000 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 14,000 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 19,000 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.

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