Margolis Family History

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Margolis Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus, Lithuania, and northeastern Poland): from the female personal name Margolis, meaning ‘pearls’ in Hebrew. The Hebrew word is ultimately of Greek origin, as in Greek margaron, margarites ‘pearl’ (see Margetts).

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

Similar surnames: Margolin, Margulis, Margolies, Margulies, Manolis, Margis, Pagonis

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Margolis Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Margolis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Margolis Family Origin

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Margolis Family Occupations

What did your Margolis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Margolis occupation in the USA was Dry Goods Dealer. 100% of Margolis's were Dry Goods Dealers.

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  • Dry Goods Dealer


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Margolis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Margolis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Margolis 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Margolis. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Margolis. For the veterans among your Margolis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Margolis Life Expectancy

What is the average Margolis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Margolis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Margolis in 1944 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Margolis 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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