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Dole Name Meaning

English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name. Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of McDowell. Compare McDole. French (Dolé): nickname for a troubled or anxious person, from Old French dolé, past participle of doler ‘to regret’ (Latin dolere ‘to hurt’).

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


Similar surnames: Dore, Dale, Cole, Doe, Doll, Hole, Sole, Dove, Mole, Bole

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Where is the Dole family from?

You can see how Dole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dole families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 33 Dole families living in Ontario. This was about 34% of all the recorded Dole's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dole families in 1911.
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What did your Dole ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dole. 59% of Dole men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    59%
  • Labourer
    25%
  • Teamster
    17%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dole 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 Dole. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Dole. For the veterans among your Dole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dole lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Dole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dole in 1950 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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