Dole Family History

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Dole Name Meaning

English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name. Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of McDowell. Compare McDole. French (Dolé): nickname for a troubled or anxious person, from Old French dolé, past participle of doler ‘to regret’ (Latin dolere ‘to hurt’).

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

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

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Dole Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dole name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dole. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Dole Family Origin

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Dole Family Occupations

What did your Dole ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dole family was Blacksmith. The most common Dole occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 8% of Dole's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Labourer and Agricultural Labour were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dole.

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  • Annuitant

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labour

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dole ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dole Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dole Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dole ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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