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Kole Family History

Kole Name Meaning

Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Nikolaas (see Nicholas ). Compare Koole .

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


Similar surnames: Cole, Kale, Kone, Koble, Pole, Bole, Koke, Fowle, Koles, Kile

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Where is the Kole family from?

You can see how Kole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kole families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Kole families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kole's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kole families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kole surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kole ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kole. 17% of Kole men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Kole women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kole were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kole 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kole. 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 596 military records available for the last name Kole. For the veterans among your Kole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kole lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Kole in 1955 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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