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Tolin Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of a Nordic personal name, Tolimer, composed of a hypocoristic form of compound names in Thor- (see Thor) + mar ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Olin, Bolin, Jolin, Totin, Polin, Rolin, Tomlin, Tobin, Nolin, Colin

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Where is the Tolin family from?

You can see how Tolin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tolin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tolin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Tolin families living in Indiana. This was about 29% of all the recorded Tolin's in USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Tolin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tolin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tolin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tolin. 26% of Tolin men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Tolin women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolin were Foreman and Secretary. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tolin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 781 immigration records available for the last name Tolin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tolin. For the veterans among your Tolin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tolin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tolin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Tolin in 1952 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

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