Wool Family History

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Wool Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in wool, Middle English woll (Old English wull). English: in southwestern England, a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or stream, from Middle English wolle, wulle ‘spring’, ‘stream’, a western dialect development of Old English (West Saxon) wiell(a). Americanized form of French Houle.

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

Similar surnames: Wood, Pool, Wall, Doll, Good, Worl, Wohl, Look, Boot, Hoo

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Wool Family Origin

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Wool Family Occupations

What did your Wool ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Land Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wool. 34% of Wool men worked as a Land Labourer and 89% of Wool women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wool were Farmer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Land Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer Heavy Worker
  • Farm Labourer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Barmaid
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Wool Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Wool. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wool 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 Wool. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wool. For the veterans among your Wool ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wool Life Expectancy

What is the average Wool lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wool life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Wool in 1956 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wool 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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