Tolliver Family History

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Tolliver Name Meaning

English: variant of Telfer. Americanized form of the Italian family name Taliaferro (cognate with 1), from tagliare ‘to cut’ + ferro ‘iron’, probably applied as a nickname for a metal worker or a fierce fighter (see genealogical note).

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


Similar surnames: Colliver, Hollier, Dolliver, Toller, Welliver, Woliver, Oliver

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Tolliver Family Origin

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Tolliver Family Occupations

What did your Tolliver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tolliver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Tolliver's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tolliver. A less common occupation for the Tolliver family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Tolliver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tolliver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolliver 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tolliver. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tolliver. For the veterans among your Tolliver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tolliver Life Expectancy

What is the average Tolliver lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Tolliver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tolliver in 1948 was 44, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tolliver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tolliver 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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