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Kroll Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle High German krol ‘curly’, Middle Low German krulle ‘ringlet’, ‘curl’, Middle Dutch croel, crul (apparently a loanword from German). German and Polish: variant of Krol. German: (also Kröll): from the Germanic personal name Rollo, based on hrod ‘renown’, ‘victory’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Krol.

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


Similar surnames: Knoll, Groll, Roll, Krell, Krol, Krock, Koll, Krull, Doll, Krall

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Where is the Kroll family from?

You can see how Kroll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kroll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kroll families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Kroll families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Kroll's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kroll families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kroll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kroll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kroll. 16% of Kroll men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Kroll women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kroll were Machinist and New Worker.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housework
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Kroll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kroll 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Kroll. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Kroll. For the veterans among your Kroll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kroll lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Kroll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kroll in 1947 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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