Tolbert Family History

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Tolbert Name Meaning

French and English (of Norman origin): from a Continental Germanic personal name composed of a first element of uncertain meaning + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

Similar surnames: Talbert, Colbert, Holbert, Wolbert, Gilbert, Filbert, Hilbert

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Tolbert Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tolbert name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Tolbert Family Origin

Where is the Tolbert family from?

Tolbert Family Occupations

What did your Tolbert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tolbert family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tolbert. The most common Tolbert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Tolbert's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Tolbert Historical Records

What Tolbert family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 50,000 census records available for the last name Tolbert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolbert 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tolbert. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Tolbert. For the veterans among your Tolbert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tolbert Life Expectancy

What is the average Tolbert lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tolbert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tolbert in 1940 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tolbert 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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