Nolan Family History

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Nolan Name Meaning

Irish (Leinster and Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Nualláin ‘descendant of Nuallán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of nuall ‘famous’, ‘noble’.

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


Similar surnames: Solan, Folan, Honan, Noland, Dolan, Nolin, Nolen, Gogan, Moylan

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Nolan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nolan name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland

    39%

  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Nolan Family Origin

Where is the Nolan family from?

Nolan Family Occupations

What did your Nolan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nolan. The most common Nolan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Nolan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Nolan family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nolan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nolan Historical Records

What Nolan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 370,000 census records available for the last name Nolan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nolan 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 62,000 immigration records available for the last name Nolan. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Nolan. For the veterans among your Nolan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nolan Life Expectancy

What is the average Nolan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Nolan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nolan in 1941 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nolan 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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