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Wools Family History

Wools Surname Meaning

English: variant of Wool with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

Similar surnames: Wool, Woolf, Woods, Roos, Foots, Hooks, Wooley, Works, Fooks, Moors

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Where is the Wools family from?

You can see how Wools families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wools family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wools families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 27 Wools families living in London. This was about 30% of all the recorded Wools's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wools families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wools surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wools ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Wools. 88% of Wools women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wools. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wools 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 166 immigration records available for the last name Wools. 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 484 military records available for the last name Wools. For the veterans among your Wools ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wools lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Wools life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wools in 1963 was 79, and 94 in 2003.

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