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Dole Surname Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English dol doil ‘portion or share of land’ especially in the common field (Old English dāl). The name might also denote someone who lived ‘(by the) boundary mark’ Middle English dol(e). French (Dolé): nickname for a troubled or anxious person from Old French dolé past participle of doler ‘to regret’ (from Latin dolere ‘to hurt’). Americanized form of French Daul a surname of German origin.

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

Similar surnames: Dore, Dale, Cole, Doe, Doll, Hole, Sole, Dove, Mole, Bole

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Where is the Dole family from?

You can see how Dole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dole families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 45 Dole families living in London. This was about 23% of all the recorded Dole's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dole families in 1891.
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What did your Dole ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Lorry Driver and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dole. 43% of Dole men worked as a Lorry Driver and 90% of Dole women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dole were Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • Lorry Driver
  • General Labourer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties Unpaid
  • Independent
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dole 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dole. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dole. For the veterans among your Dole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dole lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dole in 1950 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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