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Wolle Family History

Wolle Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for worker or dealer in wool, from Middle High German wolle ‘wool’. Norwegian: spelling variant of Volle.

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


Similar surnames: Woller, Bolle, Molle, Woll, Tolle, Nolle, Welle, Polce, Holle, Colle

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Where is the Wolle family from?

You can see how Wolle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Wolle families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Wolle's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wolle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleswoman were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wolle. 22% of Wolle men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Wolle women worked as a Saleswoman. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolle were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleswoman
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wolle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolle 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 605 immigration records available for the last name Wolle. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Wolle. For the veterans among your Wolle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolle lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wolle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Wolle in 1962 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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