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Wolan Name Meaning

Polish: derivative of Wolimir or some other personal name formed with the elements woli ‘to want’, or from wola ‘will’ (from wolec ‘to prefer’).

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


Similar surnames: Wolak, Solan, Ulan, Wolin, Rolan, Dolak, Nolan, Wolanin, Woyak, Wogan

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Where is the Wolan family from?

You can see how Wolan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Wolan family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Wolan's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Wolan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolan. 49% of Wolan men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Wolan women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolan were Shipping Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    49%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Shipping Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wolan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolan 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 869 immigration records available for the last name Wolan. 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 696 military records available for the last name Wolan. For the veterans among your Wolan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolan lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wolan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wolan in 1954 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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