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Dolph Name Meaning

Scandinavian German and Dutch: shortened form of Adolf . English: variant of Delve with rounding of the vowel a topographic name from Middle English delf delphe delve ‘pit quarry canal ditch’ denoting someone who lived by a pit quarry or excavation or in some instances a nickname or occupational name for a ditcher digger or quarrier (Middle English delver(er)).

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

Similar surnames: Rolph, Delph, Dolch, Hoppe, Poll, Olp, Ralph, Dolen, Doll, Dolby

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Where is the Dolph family from?

You can see how Dolph families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dolph family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Dolph families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Dolph families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Dolph's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dolph families in 1911.
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What did your Dolph ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dolph. 34% of Dolph men worked as a Laborer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Dolph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dolph 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 768 immigration records available for the last name Dolph. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Dolph. For the veterans among your Dolph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dolph lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Dolph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Dolph in 1953 was 76, and 74 in 2004.

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