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Tolle Family History

Tolle Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a collector of tolls or customs, from toll, tol ‘toll’. German: variant of Toelle.

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


Similar surnames: Bolle, Toller, Molle, Toll, Wolle, Holle, Nolle, Telle, Toelle, Colle

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Where is the Tolle family from?

You can see how Tolle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tolle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tolle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 20 Tolle families living in Kentucky. This was about 83% of all the recorded Tolle's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Tolle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tolle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tolle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tolle. 21% of Tolle men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Tolle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolle were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Tolle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tolle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Tolle in 1944 was 50, and 68 in 2004.

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