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Koll Name Meaning

German (also Kölle): from a short form of the old personal name Colo, or in Austria of Koloman, which is of the same origin (see Kolling 1). German: nickname from Middle Low German kolle ‘head’.

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


Similar surnames: Noll, Toll, Holl, Poll, Kroll, Roll, Knoll, Kill, Doll, Kohl

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Where is the Koll family from?

You can see how Koll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koll families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Koll family living in Maryland. This was about 33% of all the recorded Koll's in the USA. Maryland and 2 other states had the highest population of Koll families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koll. 13% of Koll men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Koll women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koll were Machinist and Secretary.

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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
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Koll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koll 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Koll. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Koll. For the veterans among your Koll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koll lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Koll in 1952 was 31, and 85 in 2004.

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