Dolly Family History

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Dolly Name Meaning

Irish (Galway): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dathlaoich ‘descendant of Dathlaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements dath ‘bright’, ‘colored’ + laoch ‘hero’, ‘champion’.

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

Similar surnames: Solly, Holly, Delay, Dilly, Poll, Polly, Dally, Colle, Dolan, Dold

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Dolly Family Origin

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Dolly Family Occupations

What did your Dolly ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Hewer Heavy Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Dolly. 5% of Dolly men worked as a Coal Hewer Heavy Worker and 48% of Dolly women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dolly were Blacksmith (heavy Wks) and Ring Boldin Winder Cotton Spinning

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Coal Hewer Heavy Worker
  • (property Repairer (bricklayer
  • Agricultural General Labourer
  • Blacksmith (heavy Wks)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Ring Boldin Winder Cotton Spinning

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dolly Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Dolly Life Expectancy

What is the average Dolly lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Dolly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Dolly in 1947 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dolly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dolly 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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