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Tolonen Name Meaning

Finnish: from Tolo a male personal name of uncertain origin (probably from Russian Orthodox Tolya a pet form of names containing the syllable tol especially Anatoliy) + the surname suffix -nen. An old eastern surname on record since the 16th and 17th centuries mainly in Savonia and North Karelia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Toivonen, Halonen, Salonen, Talone, Olsen, Floden, Hollen, Bolten

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Where is the Tolonen family from?

You can see how Tolonen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tolonen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Tolonen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 15 Tolonen families living in Michigan. This was about 31% of all the recorded Tolonen's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Tolonen families in 1920.
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What did your Tolonen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tolonen. 36% of Tolonen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Tolonen women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolonen were Carpenter and Chambermaid. .

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Miner
    16%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Housemaid
    25%
  • Chambermaid
    25%
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Census Records

There are 834 census records available for the last name Tolonen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolonen 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 696 immigration records available for the last name Tolonen. 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 142 military records available for the last name Tolonen. For the veterans among your Tolonen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tolonen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tolonen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Tolonen in 1963 was 56, and 69 in 2004.

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