Wool Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in wool, Middle English woll (Old English wull). English: in southwestern England, a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, a western dialect development of Old English (West Saxon) wiell(a). Americanized form of French Houle.

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

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Wool Family Origin

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Wool Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wool family was Laborer. The most common Wool occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Wool's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wool.

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Wool Historical Records

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Wool Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Wool life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Wool in 1956 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wool

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