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Wool Family History

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


Similar surnames: Wood, Pool, Wall, Doll, Good, Worl, Wohl, Look, Boot, Hoo

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Where is the Wool family from?

You can see how Wool families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wool family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wool families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Wool families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Wool's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wool families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wool surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wool ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wool. 20% of Wool men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Wool women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wool were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wool. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wool 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wool. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wool. For the veterans among your Wool ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wool lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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