Goll Family History

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Goll Name Meaning

English: nickname for a silly person, from Middle English golle ‘unfledged bird’. There is evidence of a female personal name Golla and it is possible that this also may have given rise to the surname. German and Swiss German: unflattering nickname from dialect goll ‘bullfinch’, in the sense ‘simpleton’; or perhaps a variant of Gollmann (see Goleman 2).

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


Similar surnames: Moll, Doll, Toll, Gall, Noll, Gold, Gull, Groll, Gohl, Gell

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Goll Family Origin

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Goll Family Occupations

What did your Goll ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Goll occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 29% of Goll's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Ag Labourers Widow and Attendant At Institute were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goll. A less common occupation for the Goll family was Butcher.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    29%
  • Ag Labourers Widow

    7%
  • Attendant At Institute

    7%
  • Butcher

    7%

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

Goll Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goll 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Goll. 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 Goll. For the veterans among your Goll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goll Life Expectancy

What is the average Goll lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Goll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Goll in 1946 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goll

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goll 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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