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Sokol Name Meaning

Polish (Sokól), Czech, Slovak, Belorussian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Belorussian and Czech sokol, Polish sokól ‘falcon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a falconer, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a falcon in some way. As a Jewish name it is generally ornamental.

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


Similar surnames: Sobol, Sokolov, Sobel, Okon, Sol, Rokos, Skop, Konkol, Sokolik, Gogol

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Where is the Sokol family from?

You can see how Sokol families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sokol family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sokol families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Sokol families living in Iowa. This was about 70% of all the recorded Sokol's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Sokol families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sokol surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sokol ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sokol. 15% of Sokol men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Sokol women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sokol were Machinist and Operator.

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Operator
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Sokol. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sokol. For the veterans among your Sokol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sokol lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sokol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sokol in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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