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Toles Name Meaning

Greek (Tolis): from a short form of the personal name Apostolis, variant of Apostolos. Possibly an altered form of the English surnames Tole, from a personal name (Old English Tola, Old Norse Toli), or Tolles, also from a personal name (Old English Toll, an unattested name found in various place names such as Tollesbury and Tolleshunt) or Anglo-Scandinavian Toll, an unattested short form of Old Norse þorleifr, or perhaps in some cases a topographic name from a southern dialect term toll ‘clump of trees’.

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


Similar surnames: Tomes, Tukes, Sales, Doles, Eales, Boles, Ales, Vales, Tolles, Ayles

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Where is the Toles family from?

You can see how Toles families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toles family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toles families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Toles families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Toles's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Toles families in 1840.
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What did your Toles ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toles. 35% of Toles men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Toles women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toles were Porter and Laborer.

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Porter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    23%
  • Laundress
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 558 immigration records available for the last name Toles. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Toles. For the veterans among your Toles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toles lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Toles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Toles in 1952 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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