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Tolly Family History

Tolly Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Tolley.

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


Similar surnames: Holly, Tilly, Tally, Tolley, Golly, Comly, Goldy, Tilley, Rolley

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Where is the Tolly family from?

You can see how Tolly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tolly family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tolly families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Tolly families living in Virginia. This was about 30% of all the recorded Tolly's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Tolly families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tolly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tolly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tolly. 24% of Tolly men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Tolly women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolly were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Attendant
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    14%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tolly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolly 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Tolly. 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 Tolly. For the veterans among your Tolly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tolly lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Tolly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tolly in 1955 was 50, and 68 in 2004.

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