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 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tolliver. 30% of Tolliver men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Tolliver women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolliver were Farm Laborer and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tolliver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 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 628 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 4,000 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.

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