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Dollar Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dollar in Clackmannanshire. Americanized spelling of German Dahler, Daler, or Taler, topographic names for someone who lived in a valley, from Middle High German tal ‘valley’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. The American word dollar is from Czech tolar, German Thaler, denoting a silver coin first minted at the silver mines at Joachimsthal (‘Joachim’s valley’) in Bohemia (Czech name: Jáchymov). Americanized spelling of Slovenian Dolar, topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, from dol ‘valley’, a derivative of Old High German tal ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Doll, Dobler, Holler, Tolar, Koller, Boller, Dolak, Solar, Deller

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Dollar Family Origin

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Dollar Family Occupations

What did your Dollar ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dollar family was Jute Preparer. The most common Dollar occupation in the UK was Dairyman. 6% of Dollar's were Dairymans. Dairyman, Domestic Serv (Coachman) and Farm Grieve were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dollar.

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  • Dairyman

  • Domestic Serv (Coachman)

  • Farm Grieve

  • Jute Preparer


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Dollar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Dollar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dollar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dollar. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Dollar. For the veterans among your Dollar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dollar Life Expectancy

What is the average Dollar lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dollar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Dollar in 1943 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dollar 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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