Sokol Family History

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Sokol Name Meaning

Polish (Sokól), Czech, Slovak, Belorussian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Belorussian and Czech sokol, Polish sokól ‘falcon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a falconer, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a falcon in some way. As a Jewish name it is generally ornamental.

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

Similar surnames: Sobol, Sokolov, Sobel, Okon, Sol, Rokos, Skop, Konkol, Sokolik, Gogol

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Sokol Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sokol name?

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

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  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Sokol Family Origin

Where is the Sokol family from?

Sokol Family Occupations

What did your Sokol ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sokol family was Pedler. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sokol. The most common Sokol occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Sokol's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Pedler


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

Sokol Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Sokol. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sokol 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Sokol. 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 Sokol. For the veterans among your Sokol ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sokol Life Expectancy

What is the average Sokol lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sokol life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sokol in 1950 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sokol

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sokol 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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