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Toll Surname Meaning

English: variant of Towle . Compare Tole . German: nickname from Middle High German tol dol ‘foolish unreasonable’ also ‘pretty’ or ‘handsome’. German: from a shortened form of the personal name Bartholomäus (see Bartholomew ). Dutch (also Van Toll): variant of Tol ‘toll’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Doll, Tull, Tell, Poll, Boll, Noll, Roll, Coll, Holl, Koll

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Where is the Toll family from?

You can see how Toll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 59 Toll families living in Norfolk. This was about 18% of all the recorded Toll's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Toll families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toll surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toll ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Toll. 20% of Toll men worked as a Farm Labourer and 75% of Toll women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toll were Old Age Pensioner and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    20%
  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Incapacitated
    10%
  • Old Age Pensioner
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    75%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    3%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Toll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toll census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Toll. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Toll. For the veterans among your Toll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toll lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Toll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Toll in 1944 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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